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January in Northampton could be wettest since 1948

A shopper jumps over a puddle during a rain storm in Northampton Town Centre.

A shopper jumps over a puddle during a rain storm in Northampton Town Centre.

A weather expert has said further rain during the next couple of days could make it the wettest January in Northampton for 66 years.

Mike Lewis, manager of Pitsford Weather Station, said it was already the wettest January since 1988 and could potentially become the wettest since 1948.

Up until 9am on Wednesday morning, 97.5mm of rain had been recorded at Pitsford, 176.2 per cent of the average monthly total.

Mr Lewis said: “Should it continue raining until the end of the month, we need only pick up an extra 10.2mm to make it the wettest January since 1948.

“Temperatures are currently running with averages similar to 2005. However, several Januaries in recent years have been milder, 2007 and 2008, and with colder easterly flow moving in over the next couple of days, we are unlikely to break any records in this respect.”

 

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