August was a big let down in a summer that saw the mean temperature nationally match the UK’s best-ever summers.
The mean temperature finished 18.9C, 0.7C above average.
Some 69.5mm of rainfall was recorded, 139 per cent of the 1981-2010 average. Some 169 hours of sunshine were recorded, 87 per cent of average. Apart from being 1.5C warmer than average it was a carbon copy of last August.