UK Summer Is Wettest On Record
Planetark.org, July 27, 2007
That beats the previous record of 34.9 cm (13.7 inches) set in 1789.
"These figures will come as no surprise to many across
A weather station at Fylingdales, North Yorkshire, measured 10.3cm (4.1 inches) of rain in just 24 hours, while
Floods have swamped huge areas of the country, causing an estimated three billion pounds of damage to homes and businesses. Many were left without power and running water.
People near the Avon, Severn,
Farmers said the torrential rain and flooding has devastated crops and dairy farms.
The government has promised 10 million pounds in aid for the stricken areas, on top of the 14 million pounds initially pledged by Prime Minister Gordon Brown.