June sets new record for UK's wettest month

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Last month was the UK's wettest June since records began in 1910, provisional Met Office figures show.

It comes after this year also saw the rainiest April on record, while the period from April to June was also the wettest recorded for the UK.

June was also the second dullest on record with 119.2 hours of sunshine - the record of 115.4 hours was in 1987.

Total UK rainfall was 145.3mm - more than twice as much as normally expected, the Met Office said.

Jeremy Cooke reports.

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