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Yes this is the wettest month ever - it's official



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JUNE has been the Sheffield's wettest-ever month since records began 120 years ago.
The city has been deluged with 269mm of rain, compared with the previous record of 225mm, set in June 1982.

Gaynor Boon, Curator of Earth Sciences at Weston Park weather centre, said the normal average for June was just 67mm.

Monday saw 50mm of rain fall across the city.

And 88mm fell steadily over a 24-hour period on Thursday, June 14.

And there's more to come.

"We have a brief reprieve over the next couple of days with only showers forecast but there is more heavy rain lined up for later in the week," said Gaynor.

"We have had an immense depression centred over the south east of England and that produced a curl of cloud spreading from South Wales to the North Yorkshire coast.

"North Easterly winds meant the clouds were spiralling round our region.

She added: "It's akin to monsoon weather in its intensity.

"We didn't have much of a winter so the sea hasn't had time to cool down and it still has a lot of energy in it.

"That is then translated into the atmsophere and, because the air is warm, it picks up moisture and fuels depressions like the one we've just seen."


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Last Updated: 27 June 2007 9:50 AM
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