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U.K. Already Has Double Normal July Rainfall in Some Regions

July 09, 2012

Parts of the U.K. have already had more than double the normal amount of rainfall for July and heavy precipitation is likely to continue, the Met Office said.

Portions of the southern English county of Dorset have received more than triple the normal amount of rain for all of July, the U.K.’s weather forecaster said today on its website. The Isle of Portland, forming Dorset’s southernmost tip, has had 97 millimeters (3.8 inches), compared with 34.2 millimeters normally received in the month.

Rainfall is already more than twice the normal amount for all of July in Devon and Cornwall, located west of Dorset; Midlothian and Berwickshire in Scotland; and West Yorkshire in northern England, according to the Met Office.

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