Hastings records second wettest June day for 146 years

This week saw Hastings experience its second wettest day since records began.

Friday, 18th June 2021, 9:20 am
Updated Friday, 18th June 2021, 11:53 am

Following the heavy rain on Wednesday night, the rainfall reading at 10am on Thursday morning was 48.3mm (1.9”), according to Hastings Borough Council.

This reading, supplied by the council’s volunteer meteorologists who collect the data daily, is 2.1mm above the long-term average for the whole month of June.

Kevin Boorman, marketing and major projects manager at Hastings Borough Council, said the reading makes Thursday (June 17) the second wettest June day in Hastings since records began in 1875.

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The wettest on record was 51.1mm (2.0”) on June 1, 2003, Mr Boorman added.

This week’s heavy rain caused localised flooding and also flooded properties in South Terrace, Hastings.

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