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Flooding into the record books as summer months are wettest ever

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Ireland

DUBLINERS have endured the wettest summer since records began - but the rest of the country didn't have much to smile about either.
More rain fell on Dublin in June and July than in any of the 170 years for which records have been kept, Met Eireann revealed yesterday.
In July alone, there was three times the normal rainfall for the month in certain parts of the capital.
Rainfall totals were more than 250pc of normal over parts of Leinster while Cork had 180pc of its normal rain, Shannon Airport had 171pc and Claremorris had 200pc of the normal expectancy.
It rained somewhere in the country for 49 consecutive days between June 11 and July 29, with Mullingar having the highest total at 154mm.


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