Rainy and cool May so far 

Official blog of the Met Office news team

A sodden start to May has already sent large parts of the UK to within touching distance of their average rainfall for the month, with Wales having seen at least 25% more rain than would be expected over the course of the whole month.  

The UK has been grippedby the influenceofpersistent low pressure systems since the start of the month, with Wales and northern parts of England bearing the brunt of persistent, heavy rainfall and sometimes stormy conditions.

According to provisional figures from the National Climate Information Centre, Wales has already had129%(110.6mm) ofitsaveragerainfallfor the whole of the month, while the UKasa whole hashad 88% (61.1mm).Despite Wales and northern England seeing the most persistent rain, all countries in the UK are currently tracking well ahead of the amount of rainfall that would be expected by this point of the month, with Scotland already having 72%(60.9mm)of its May average total, Northern Ireland 77%(55.8mm)and England92%(53.9mm).

Map showing…

View original post 281 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.