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Confirmed! July 2015 weather was officially dreadful

The sun might be shining in Wales today, but it won't make a dent on what makes for some pretty miserable reading as far as the weather is concerned.

Braving the beach Credit: Tony Roberts

July 2015 was cool, dull and wet across the UK according to provisional Met Office statistics for 1-29 July.

The month began with a record-breaking heatwave, with hot, humid air moving in from the continent. 36.7 °C was recorded at Heathrow 1 July, the highest recorded temperature in the UK since August 2003.

RSPB Wetlands, Valley on Anglesey Credit: Philip H Williams

However the rest of the month has been characterised by cooler and often more unsettled conditions, particularly in the north, as a result of a westerly Atlantic air flow. And to compound matters rainfall has been above average in most areas.

Marloes sunset Credit: Mandy Llewellyn

And then, as if all of that wasn't enough, last night Sennybridge in Powys was the coldest place in the UK with an overnight temperature of 0.9c...That is very cold indeed for the summer!