Temperatures up to 10C below normal and sunshine down 60 per cent.
Britain is at risk of being lashed by a once in 50 years storm, forecasters warned today, warning of a ‘major flooding event’ as Nasa released a satellite picture of a huge low sweeping in from the Atlantic.
“Forecasters at the Met Office have already predicted 60mph hurricane-force winds will bring three months of rain over the next three days, making June the wettest since records began,” says this article in the Daily Mail.
“Weather Channel forecaster Leon Brown said: ‘There’s a 50 per cent possibility of extreme downpours seeing over 80mm (3.1 inches)of rain in 12 hours in south and east Wales, which is a once-in-50 years event.
“Overall, up to 110mm (4.3 inches) is expected in Wales in just over 48 hours to midnight Saturday.
“MeteoGroup forecaster Julian Mayes said: ‘We cannot find a period of June weather worse than this month since records began. For a 12-day period, it’s as bad as it can be.”
‘There’s no parallel with this month’s combination of very high rainfall, very low sunshine and very low daytime temperatures.”
‘Although we don’t yet know for sure if it will be the wettest June, it’s well on the way.’
See entire article, including NASA photo:
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