Mid summer weather stats. How did July do?

Wind turbines under a cloudy sky Photo: Jeanette Hancock

The first six months of the year were the third warmest on record. High pressure was across the UK or at least close which lead to some lengthy periods of warm weather. On quite a few occasions temperatures were above 30°C.

During the first week of July Woburn in Bedfordshire reached 30.5°. If you like heat, this looked like a great start to July. However, as we progressed through the month the jet stream started to steer weather systems in our direction.

Drops of rain on red leaves Credit: Carla Sears

By the end of the month the Anglia region received 140% of the average rainfall. The wettest day was the 11th when 32.0 mm was recorded in Shoeburyness, Essex.

Anglia statistics

July also brought a few chilly nights and the temperature dropped to 4.7°C on the 13th in Santon Downham in Suffolk.

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