Bury’ winter rainfall was less than last year but still above average

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This winter’s rainfall in Bury St Edmunds was 78mm less than last year but at 152mm was still 8mm above average.

But Bury weather recorder Alan Messem says the winter’s 32 wet days were close to average, when last year there were 50.

February was the last month of what is meteorologically winter and the 40.6mm of rain that fell on Bury was nine per cent above the month’s regional average, though its 10 wet days were only one more than average.

Alan says the month began with snow running over from January with the worst being on the evening of the second with 3cm on the ground next morning. The first five days of the month saw 11mm fall.