June coldest since 1991 in Britain


Passengers queue outside Central Station in Glasgow after severe weather caused major rail disruption (Picture: PA)

Temperatures across the UK were around 1.5C to 2.5C below the long-term average, the lowest since 1991.

metro.co.uk | Jul 1, 2012

Britons have said a welcome goodbye to June after the last month proved to be one of the wettest, dullest and coldest on record.

Provisional data from MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said June was the wettest since 1860, the dullest since 1909 and the coldest since 1991.

Average rainfall over England and Wales, including an estimated figure for June 30, was 157mm, 231 per cent of the average for the period 1981 to 2010 and on par with readings in 1860.

In Scotland meanwhile the equivalent figures were 104mm and 171 per cent of the normal amount, and 145mm and 224 per cent in Northern Ireland.

Average sunshine over England and Wales, again including an estimate for the final day of the month, was 123 hours, representing 64 per cent of the 1981-2010 average and the dullest for over 100 years.

Scotland received the same average amount of sunshine, representing 74 per cent of the 30-year average, while in Northern Ireland the comparative figures were 136 hours and 75 per cent.

‘Such monthly totals would not have been out of place in February,’ MeteoGroup said.

Temperatures across the UK were around 1.5C to 2.5C below the long-term average, the lowest since 1991.

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