East Lancashire's wettest June in 100 years – official!

FLOODS Rain has fallen in East Lancashire

FLOODS Rain has fallen in East Lancashire

First published in Blackburn

THE Met Office has confirmed that we have just experienced the wettest June in more than a century in East Lancashire.

Downpours saw widespread floods across the area during the month. Provisional Met Office figures for June show double the average amount of rain has fallen, making it the wettest June since records began in 1910.

This is the second record breaking month of rainfall this year, with April also topping the rankings.

The period from April to June is also the wettest recorded for the UK.

It is also the second dullest June on record with just 119.2 hours of sunshine, narrowly missing out on the record of 115.4 hours set in 1987.

To complete the disappointing picture, it has also been the coolest June since 1991 with a mean temperature of 12.3 degrees.

Local weather watcher Roy Chetham said: “It was a terrible June. The coldest, wettest and dullest for many years.

“It was the wettest June in my records going back to 1973 and the coldest June for 28 years and the dullest for 21 years.”

A Met Office spokesman said: “Only the latter half of May saw a spell of prolonged fine weather.

"Movements in the track of the jet stream, a narrow band of fast flowing westerly winds high in the atmosphere, have contributed to the weather we have seen.”

In East Lancashire there were major floods in Darwen, Rossendale and Ribble Valley last month.

Comments (7)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:30am Tue 3 Jul 12

2 for 5p says...

Well at least all the people who got flooded had contents insurance.

What that I hear in the background it sounds like someone laughing :-)
Well at least all the people who got flooded had contents insurance. What that I hear in the background it sounds like someone laughing :-) 2 for 5p
  • Score: 1

9:47am Tue 3 Jul 12

darwenTower says...

2 for 5p wrote:
Well at least all the people who got flooded had contents insurance.

What that I hear in the background it sounds like someone laughing :-)
Why do you keep banging on about insurance?
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: Well at least all the people who got flooded had contents insurance. What that I hear in the background it sounds like someone laughing :-)[/p][/quote]Why do you keep banging on about insurance? darwenTower
  • Score: 0

10:08am Tue 3 Jul 12

roversjeff says...

Well it can stay like this all Summer for me! The hotter the weather the more depressed I get!!! Role on Winter!!!
Well it can stay like this all Summer for me! The hotter the weather the more depressed I get!!! Role on Winter!!! roversjeff
  • Score: 0

10:16am Tue 3 Jul 12

jaffa90 says...

and there`s more to come,
40days/40nights before 15 july 40days/40nights after now.
Cheer up just sell brollies on the open market.
and there`s more to come, 40days/40nights before 15 july 40days/40nights after now. Cheer up just sell brollies on the open market. jaffa90
  • Score: 1

10:50am Tue 3 Jul 12

vicn1956 says...

The same met office that in April predicted a dry warm summer. Based on their predictions for the next few decades global warming high priests predicted disaster and the death of millions by 2050. Based on those predictions we have rafts of green taxes and forests of windmills that rely on subsidies because they are uneconomic and can't supply anywhere near enough power for the country. Emperor's new clothes come into mind-global warming is a religion that brooks no other opinions and stifles proper debate on our future energy needs and how to supply it.
The same met office that in April predicted a dry warm summer. Based on their predictions for the next few decades global warming high priests predicted disaster and the death of millions by 2050. Based on those predictions we have rafts of green taxes and forests of windmills that rely on subsidies because they are uneconomic and can't supply anywhere near enough power for the country. Emperor's new clothes come into mind-global warming is a religion that brooks no other opinions and stifles proper debate on our future energy needs and how to supply it. vicn1956
  • Score: 0

12:39pm Tue 3 Jul 12

Peteyyy says...

50 shades of grey has a lot to answer for
50 shades of grey has a lot to answer for Peteyyy
  • Score: 0

2:07pm Tue 3 Jul 12

pip-pip says...

vicn1956 wrote:
The same met office that in April predicted a dry warm summer. Based on their predictions for the next few decades global warming high priests predicted disaster and the death of millions by 2050. Based on those predictions we have rafts of green taxes and forests of windmills that rely on subsidies because they are uneconomic and can't supply anywhere near enough power for the country. Emperor's new clothes come into mind-global warming is a religion that brooks no other opinions and stifles proper debate on our future energy needs and how to supply it.
Quite right. They use the same computer modelling that predicted a dry hot April may and June to predict the global warming due in 2050. The first prediction has manifestly failed. So the 2050 forecast is to be more accurate??? The UN backed IPCC also uses this met office modelling to predicte tales of woe. As well as it being chaired by an alleged Indian professor of dubious credentials. Is there any reason at all to give either the Met Office or the IPCC any credence in any of their reports.
[quote][p][bold]vicn1956[/bold] wrote: The same met office that in April predicted a dry warm summer. Based on their predictions for the next few decades global warming high priests predicted disaster and the death of millions by 2050. Based on those predictions we have rafts of green taxes and forests of windmills that rely on subsidies because they are uneconomic and can't supply anywhere near enough power for the country. Emperor's new clothes come into mind-global warming is a religion that brooks no other opinions and stifles proper debate on our future energy needs and how to supply it.[/p][/quote]Quite right. They use the same computer modelling that predicted a dry hot April may and June to predict the global warming due in 2050. The first prediction has manifestly failed. So the 2050 forecast is to be more accurate??? The UN backed IPCC also uses this met office modelling to predicte tales of woe. As well as it being chaired by an alleged Indian professor of dubious credentials. Is there any reason at all to give either the Met Office or the IPCC any credence in any of their reports. pip-pip
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree