In Pictures: The long, hot summer
Home and dry

There was no drought this summer, despite the hot conditions.

It ended up in the top 30 of dry British summers, but nowhere near the drought conditions of 1995 and 1976, thanks to heavier rainfall in preceding months.

However, it proved to be one of the driest Augusts on record, with less than 21mm of rain - just 27% of the August average.

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