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Last Updated: Friday, 6 July 2007, 15:43 GMT 16:43 UK
Wettest June in almost 70 years
By Louise Batchelor
BBC Scotland Environment Correspondent

At BBC Scotland, we've been recording the exceptional weather so far this year on a month by month basis.

Cars driving through floodwater in Cathcart. Pic by Alan Rhodes
Flooding caused problems for drivers in Cathcart, Glasgow

June ended as it began - wet.

Despite the rain, in Edinburgh people did their best to 'Party in the Park' following the royal opening of the Scottish Parliament.

But in Glasgow the Pakistan cricket team gave up on practising outside, while their planned match against India, a few days later, was also rained off.

At the Norwich Union Grand Prix in Glasgow's Scotstoun stadium the athletes kept going but would they have been better off in wellies rather than running shoes?

Scottish tornadoes

According to the Met Office, this was Scotland's wettest June since 1938, although temperatures remained above the long term average.

We're looking for your help to record Scotland's weather in video and still images.

Among the images we have received so far, are a number of pictures of tornadoes which appeared across Scotland at the end of June and beginning of July.

We have also been sent pictures of unusual happenings, such as a butterfly being seen in Moray which would not normally venture so far north and a blaeberry ripening early in Inverness-shire.

You can see clips of film showing some of the examples mentioned earlier by clicking on the "Watch" links on the right of this page.

Send us your pictures and video footage by clicking here to send an email.

We hope to publish them monthly on our website so by the end of the year we'll be able to look back at pictures showing Scotland's climate during 2007.


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