Nearly Half A Months Rainfall In Swanage in 12 Hours

2 August 2016, 15:37 | Updated: 2 August 2016, 16:16

Almost half the average rainfall came down in just 12 hours in Swanage.

Swanage is one area in the UK which saw almost half the amount of rainfall expected for the whole of August come down in just 12 hours.

Recording 1.3 inches (33.66mm) in half a day almost reaches half the amount expected during the whole month nationally, which stands at 3.5 inches (8905mm) 

The summer dry spell came to an abrupt end with the downpours with more rain expected this week as low pressure moves across the country.

Temperatures are around average for the time of year and highs yesterday of around 24C (75.2F) were expected.

It wasn't only Dorset experiencing the wet weather as Met Office Meteorologist Mark Wilson explained:

"Quite a few places in the south of the UK - the West Country in particular - saw about an inch of rain or 25mm-30mm.

Interestingly, last month, the Isle of Wight saw barely any rain at all - yet through the course of that 12-hour period on Monday they saw 23mm (0.9in) of rain at St Catherine's Point.

The rain is gradually easing off, but it is still hanging around across some southern counties, so it will bring some further rain over the course of today.''