England sees record-breaking rainfall over 18 months

 England sees record-breaking rainfall over 18 months

England has witnessed a record-breaking amount of rainfall over the past 18 months, from October 2022 to March 2024, according to new figures issued by the UK’s Met Office.

A whopping 1,695.9mm of rain has fallen, making it the wettest 18-month period since records began in 1836 in the country. This is more rain than any 18 months since England started keeping track in 1836.

The record beats the previous one set just a month earlier, which saw 1,680.2mm of rain from September 2022 to February 2024. The third highest record was 1,668.4mm, set in the 18 months leading up to January 2021.

March was particularly soggy, with England experiencing 62% more rainfall than an average March. However, the total rainfall for the month, 94.3mm, did not come close to breaking any records, ranking as the 19th wettest March on record.

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