Met Office pours cold water on Devon's hot June
By WalterShort | Friday, June 03, 2011, 11:22
The Met Office played down claims that Devon could be in line for a scorching summer. Their forecasters are now saying the driest period of weather on record is set to end this month.
Sun, Rain, Wind, Hail... whatever next??
Although temperatures are climbing into the 20s and a warm weekend is predicted, the weather men say June will see typical British weather across the region. This is contrary to reports by some forecasters claiming Britain could sizzle in Mediterranean temperatures.
The latest forecast means the dry spell which has seen the lowest rainfall figures since 1910, is set to lift. Barry Grommett, of the Met Office, said: "June will be in much the same vein as recent years and we will see more rain in the next 30 days."
It was almost exactly a year ago that the Met Office finally acknowledged that English summers consist of sunshine and showers - as reported here at Okehampton People. It was the same day it started raining - and didn't stop until August.