Well what an eventful weather week that was. Thunderstorms and prolonged torrential rain Saturday night into Sunday produced some staggering rainfall statistics. We recorded 63mm of rain in just over 9 hours, which is almost a month’s worth of rain for July, and during a one-hour period we saw an impressive 20mm.
By the time we get to Thursday we will have introduced very warm and humid air again. After a possibly drizzly start it will be a day of sunny spells and some isolated, thundery showers by the afternoon with highs of a muggy 26’C.
This humid and very warm weather will be short-lived though. As we go into Friday we could see some rain early on. It will be generally cloudy at first but this will be replaced by brighter and showery weather but also fresher conditions with a steady breeze. Highs of 23’C.
Saturday will be a day of scattered showers, which maybe heavy at times especially on the hills, but also with some pleasant sunny spells. Highs of 22’C.
Sunday should start off on quite a sunny note, but cloud will bubble up to give another day of sunshine with the odd shower risk but hopefully less showers than on Saturday. Highs of 21’C.
Looking ahead next week the weather seems to be remaining in the slightly unsettled mood with sunshine and scattered, heavy showers and near normal temperatures.
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July 2013 Stats (as of the 31st): Warmest: 28.8′C; Coldest: 10.4’C; Wettest Day: 34.8mm; Windiest: 26mph; Total 91.8mm.