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Daily Telegraph Says Glorious Sun’s Been Ruined By Wrong-Kind Of Rain: UK Drought Update

SEE all that rain. The Telegraph’s Peter Hutchison writes under the news:

After weeks of bone-dry conditions Britain’s gardeners and farmers were begging for rain. Yesterday it began coming down in bucket loads – but in entirely the wrong places.

Weeks of bone-dry conditions? The BBC’s weather bureaus tells us:

Whilst a stream of moisture-laden southwesterlies brought above average rainfall to Scotland and Northern Ireland through May, England and Wales were below par, not for the first time this year. This monthly outlook will do nothing to assuage the sense of grievance in all parts. Spring rainfall totals in parts of eastern England have fallen short of those recorded in 1976 and cereal farmers are already looking at a 10% reduction in yields. If there is no significant rain soon, 25-30% could be nearer the mark. Crop failure for some is a real possibility.

By contrast, parts of Scotland have recorded in excess of 460mm of rain in an exceptionally wet May: 150 times the rainfall of Kent and some three times above seasonal expectations.

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Posted: 13th, June 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment