Norwich’s torrential rain makes this year’s summer one of the wettest on record
Heavy downpours made this summer one of Norfolk's wettest, with almost double the average amount of rainfall falling across the county.
Norwich was awash with torrential rain yesterday, and this month 85mm of rain fell in the county - the average for August is 59mm.
Chris Bell from Weatherquest said: 'Norfolk has trended the same as most of the UK in terms of one of the wettest summers that we have had.
'Rainfall was almost double what we would normally get.
'It was one of those summers where you think it will never stop raining.'
In June, July and August, 297mm of rain fell in Norfolk, with the average rainfall for the three months almost half that at 170mm.
July was the wettest month with 118mm of rain, more than double the average of 52mm.
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In June 92mm of rain fell, 30mm more than the average.
Police warned motorists yesterday to drive with caution as a section of the A47 bypass flooded.
Officers were called to the area between the A146 at Beccles and the A140 at Diss to direct traffic.
The downpours are now expected to end in Norwich with better weather forecast for this weekend.
Figures up to the 29 August show that 366.8 mm of rain fell across the UK, making it the second wettest August on record, with the summer of 1912 recorded as the wettest.
The figures follow a record wet April, and an April to June period that was also the wettest recorded in the UK.
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