It was a mean moist July in Northern Eire regardless of the new spell (News)

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It could have been one of many warmest months on file, however Northern Eire nonetheless had as a lot rainfall in July as earlier years.

Final weekend’s torrential downpours led to the area receiving 99% of its common complete rainfall for the month, in accordance with the Met Workplace.

Final Saturday’s deluge prompted widespread flooding throughout elements of Antrim and Down.

Previous to Saturday, Northern Eire had recorded simply 37.8mm of rain.

Then nearly that quantity once more – 37.7mm – fell that day. Regardless of the weekend washout, it was the eighth hottest July on file in Northern Eire.

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The Met Workplace information reveals it was hotter than regular by 1.7C, with a mean every day most temperature of 20.2C.

It was additionally a lot sunnier than regular, with an above-average 178 hours of sunshine.

Provisional figures launched yesterday revealed that, for the UK as an entire, final month was the third warmest July on file.

The imply common temperature throughout the UK was 17.2C (62.9F), behind the 2006 file of 17.8C (64.04F) and likewise 17.3C (63.14F) in 1983.

A lot of the nation endured a protracted heatwave final month, with scorching temperatures and weeks with out rain.

Nonetheless, the cooler temperatures and widespread thunderstorms on the finish of the month meant no nationwide data have been damaged.

On the entire, the UK had 71% of its common rainfall, making it solely the 16th driest July since data started in 1910.

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However the summer time heatwave nonetheless took its toll on many elements of the UK.

The dry spell was most extended in East Anglia and south-east England, the place some locations, together with Heathrow and Excessive Wycombe, skilled 58 “dry days” in a row.

The Met Workplace defines a “dry day” as one with lower than 1.0mm of recorded rainfall.

Dr Mark McCarthy, supervisor of the Met Workplace Nationwide Local weather Info Centre, stated the UK skilled its hottest ever Might this 12 months and its second hottest June.

“For a big a part of July, it regarded as if we’d see one other record-breaking month, however decrease temperatures within the north and west and the storms on the finish of the month meant that was not the case.

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“Nonetheless, temperatures have been effectively above common and rainfall a lot decrease, significantly in elements of England, persevering with the sample of an unusually heat, dry summer time general.”

The best temperature measured wherever throughout the month was 35.3C (95.54F), on July 26 at Faversham in Kent.

The heatwave led to the primary hosepipe ban in Northern Eire since 1995, with farmers additionally expressing considerations over crops.

The Met Workplace has forecast that the scorching climate will return to elements of the UK later this week.

Temperatures are prone to hit 30C (86F) throughout southern England and Wales.

Nonetheless northern and western areas will escape the worst of the warmth and they’re going to as a substitute take pleasure in a mixture of sunshine and showers.

Belfast Telegraph

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