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Katesbridge in Northern Ireland is the wettest place in whole of UK

By Staff Reporter

Published 25/08/2015

Katesbridge was the wettest part of the country overnight, seeing more than half its monthly average in a single day, with 56.6mm falling in the 24 hours to 8am yesterday - compared to its monthly average of 97mm, according to the Met Office
Katesbridge was the wettest part of the country overnight, seeing more than half its monthly average in a single day, with 56.6mm falling in the 24 hours to 8am yesterday - compared to its monthly average of 97mm, according to the Met Office

A town in Co Down has had more rainfall in the past 24 hours than anywhere else in the UK.

Katesbridge was the wettest part of the country overnight, seeing more than half its monthly average in a single day, with 56.6mm falling in the 24 hours to 8am yesterday - compared to its monthly average of 97mm, according to the Met Office.

Heavy rain and thundery downpours are sweeping across the country, bringing a soggy end to the school summer holidays.

Parts of the UK saw more than a fortnight's rainfall in 24 hours, and the south and east of England are set to be lashed with "intense, slow-moving thundery downpours", with a risk of strong winds, flooding, and disruption to travel. Met Office data up to the middle of August shows an average of 39.33mm has fallen - about 44% of the monthly average.

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