Weather records continue to fall in Hastings as the long hot summer continues
Volunteer meteorologists working for Hastings Borough Council have confirmed that not only did the town record its highest minimum and highest maximum temperatures ever in July, as previously reported, but it was also the driest month ever for the town.
Rain fell on just two days, and on one of those, 19 July, 'rainfall' amounted to just 0.1mm. 1.5mm fell on the only other 'wet' day, 26 July, making the total rainfall for the month just 1.6mm :- the average for the month is normally 53.3mm. The lowest rainfall previously recorded in July was 5.1mm, over 100 years ago, back in 1921. So Hastings recorded just 3% of its usually July rainfall last month. No wonder the grass is looking so yellow everywhere!