UK had wettest day on record with enough rain to fill Loch Ness

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The UK had its wettest day on record this month, according to the Met Office.

Saturday 3 October was the wettest day since 1891, with enough rain falling to fill Loch Ness.

The large amount of rainfall was due to Storm Alex dumping an average of  31.7mm across the country.

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This beat the previous record of 29.8mm that fell in August 1986.

The heavy rain were enough to fill Britain’s largest lake, which has a capacity of 7.4 cubic kilometres.

Mark McCarthy said: “In climate statistics, 2019 will be remembered for possessing the UK’s hottest day, whereas 2020 will be associated with rainfall records.Advertisement

“It is exceptional to have 30mm to 50mm or more of rain falling so extensively across the UK – from the south coast of England to the north coast of Scotland – in a single day.”

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