Guernsey records wettest summer in nearly 40 years

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It has been Guernsey's wettest summer since 1974, according to figures released by the Guernsey Met Office.

The observatory, based at the airport, recorded 236.7mm (9.3in) of rain during June, July and August.

Martin Crozier, senior met officer, said only five summers in the 20th Century were wetter.

He said there were 598.3 sunshine hours this summer, making it the dullest since 1972. Only three summers in the 20th Century had fewer sunshine hours.

Mr Crozier said August was the seventh consecutive summer month when both above average rainfall and below average sunshine hours were recorded.

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