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Last Updated: Monday, 2 July 2007, 11:44 GMT 12:44 UK
June wettest for nearly 50 years
Flooding in east Belfast
June was the wettest for 50 years
Northern Ireland has experienced its wettest June in nearly 50 years with 133.3 mm of rainfall - more than twice the monthly average.

But weather experts said while it was wetter, it was also a degree warmer than usual.

John McFarland, Armagh Observatory, said June had the highest rainfall since 1958 and was the fifth wettest since 1838.

Sunshine was down by about 25%, although the temperature was up.

Hundreds of homes in Belfast and parts of counties Tyrone and Down were flooded after June's torrential rain.

The forecast is showery for the rest of the day, with some of the showers heavy and perhaps thundery.

The showers will die away later and Tuesday will be bright with sunny intervals - and just a scattering of showers. Some could be thundery.




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