Weatherwatch: This summer cannot beat the wettest summer record in 1912

Guardian: It may be some comfort to know that despite the earlier washout, this summer cannot beat 1912, the wettest summer on record. Gales, thunderstorms and horrendous downpours battered the country, and the weather actually grew worse, setting new records for the coldest, dullest and wettest August. East Anglia was hit particularly hard. Incessant rains fell for days before a tremendous storm struck on 25 and 26 August. Over 7in (180mm) rain fell in a single day in Norwich: rivers burst their banks,......

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