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The Sunniest UK Spring Since Records Began

The Sunniest UK Spring Since Records Began
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According to the Met office, this is the sunniest spring we’ve ever had in the UK since records began in 1929.

The sunniest spring up until now was in 1949 with over 553 hours of sun throughout the whole spring, but this spring has already surpassed 570 hours of sunshine by May 27th, smashing the old record.

It’s not set to stop yet though. The next time it’s meant to rain is mid week, but apart from that, it seems to be sunshine or a bit of overcast for the next two weeks. Temperatures are meant to drop slightly soon, but the sunshine is here to stay apparently.

Dr Mark McCarthy, from the Met Office, said: “Much of spring has been dominated by successive areas of high pressure, leading to sunny and relatively dry conditions. In February, the Met Office was reporting record rainfall as Storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge boosted totals, making February 2020 the wettest February on record.

“However, Spring 2020 has been very dry, and May in parts of England has been exceptionally dry. As it stands up to May 27, for England, May 2020 is the driest May on record since 1896, with less than 10mm rain falling across England on average.”

Some people are actually getting sick of the sun already, in perfect British fashion. But considering some areas of the UK have had less than 1.5mm of rain in the past few weeks, can you really blame them?
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