rain on the country. 40 mmHow much it rained on the Bank Holiday The average rainfall fo
r the entire month of August from 1981-2010 was 89.5mm. It means we got nearly half a months worth of
rain in one day, which happened to fall upon Notting Hill Carnival, and revel
lers coming back from Reading and Leeds. 89.5 mmAverage rainfall for all of August Not to mention the dampener it put on our barbecue plans. Five times as much rain On average there are 12 rainy days in August, each producing about 7.5mm of rainwater. That puts yesterdays downpour at five times the average August rainy day. It was also the coldest bank holiday in the ca
pital since 2002, with peak temperatures of 17C. Last year was considerably balmier, at 24C. To add insult to in
jury, there was wall-to-wall sunshine in Scotland, who did
nt even have a bank holiday yesterday. Maybe this contributed to how wall the Yes side did in the debate last night... Nevertheless, this party animal at Notting Hill carnival wasnt put off by the rain.