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Weather washout as more rain falls in one day than all of July

By Gareth Arbourne

Dedicated Brits braved beaches yesterday despite the wash out weather which saw more rain fall in one day than the WHOLE of July.

More rain fell in parts of the UK in the 24 hours before midday yesterday than the entire of the previous four weeks, across much of southern England.

The wettest places in the UK were St Athan and Mumbles Head both in the Vale of Glamorgan which saw 53.8mm of rain before 12 o’clock.

But the dreary weather didn’t stop holidaymakers in Bournemouth, Weston-super-Mare, Looe and South Queensferry heading out.

BBQs were nowhere to be seen - but beachgoers still tucked into ice creams, under the protection of brollies and raincoats.

The Met Office assured sun-seekers that better weather was just around the corner, predicting the rain clouds would give way to the sunshine today (Weds).

A spokeswoman said: “July was so dry in some places that it was not that difficult for levels to exceed that in one day.

“Particularly across the south, we saw levels of less than 20mm in the whole month of July.

“Good news is that things are going to dry up a bit over the next couple of days.

“There will be brighter conditions across central and southern parts of the UK.

“It will also become fresher. This muggy weather we have had will also clear away.


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