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Wet weather in June: It's not unusual

Derek Brockway Derek Brockway | 16:09 UK time, Friday, 22 June 2012

Once again, it feels more like autumn than summer with a deep area of low pressure bringing more heavy rain and strong winds to Wales.

The heaviest rain today has been in parts of mid Wales and the north and north-west with some rivers becoming swollen.

At the time of writing there are currently six flood alerts in force for Wales.

Wet weather in June may be disappointing but it's not that unusual. Since records began over 100 years ago, 38 June's in Wales have been wetter than normal.

The average June rainfall is 86.2mm and the wettest June was in 1998 when 183.1mm of rain fell.

I think we've seen the worst of the heavy rain for the time being but there is more heavy rain to come over the weekend.

Most of the rain is expected on Saturday evening; overnight into Sunday otherwise I can promise some dry and bright weather along with a few showers and some sunshine. It will be breezy with top temperatures 14 to 17 Celsius.

Next week, Monday will be largely dry and bright but there is more unsettled weather on the way.

It should, however, become a little warmer and humid. At the moment, the signs are that the changeable weather will continue well into July.



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