Two thirds of February’s expected rain fell on Northamptonshire in 24 hours

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Almost two thirds of the predicted February rainfall in Northamptonshire was recorded in the 24 hour period beginning at 9am yesterday.

Pitsford Hall Weather Station said a total of 21.1mm was recorded at Pitsford this morning, bringing this month’s total to 27mm, which is 65.5 per cent of the average for February.

The rain over the county has abated so far today, but is expected to resume as darkness falls, and winds will hit gale force over the weekend.

Mike Lewis, weather station manager at Pitsford, said: “We can enjoy a brief respite from the rain today with some spells of sunshine coming through. “However, it will be back to more of the same this evening.

“The main feature of the weather [on Saturday] will be the strength of the wind, as a deep low is expected to move in across northern Britain.

“Winds will easily reach gale force across the county during the afternoon accompanied by some squally showers.”