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Wettest August day in Bury since 1999

A brolly was essential gear during a wetter than avereage August

A brolly was essential gear during a wetter than avereage August

Last month was 60 per cent wetter than average and saw the wettest August day in Bury St Edmunds since 1999.

Bury weather recorder Alan Messem logged 85mm of rain in August, almost 75 per cent of which fell over three days.

It started with a modest teatime thunderstorm on the 8th but Alan says dark cloud to the south-east rolled in with heavy rain starting at about 8pm and 17mm fell in just the next three hours.

The 37.6mm he recorded at 9am was the most in a day since 42.8mm on May 6, 2006 and the wettest for August since 1999. August 2014 had another 11mm on the 10th and 14mm, mostly during the evening, on the 25th.

The June to August total of 197mm was the fourth wetter than average summer in a row and the 320mm May to August total was the wettest for 10 years. The total for the last 12 months is 776mm which is 174.6mm more than average.

 

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