After the wettest June on record, July wasn’t much better.
Rainfall at Ronaldsway totalled 85.1mm (3.35 inches), 50 per cent more than an average July.
There were 18 wet days during the month, equalling the July record set in 1960 (a wet day is a day when at least 1mm of rain is measured).
The wettest day was the 17th with 18.7mm ( 0.73 inches ) at the airport.
There were only 145.2 hours of sunshine, compared to the July mean of 196 hours, making last month the fourth dullest July since records began.
Even the best days, the 7th and the 30th, only managed 12.2 hours of bright sunshine.
Although the night-time minimum temperatures were close to normal the mean daytime maximum temperature only measured 16.5 C, 1.6 C below the July mean and the coldest since 1986. The highest temperature of 20.7 C was recorded on the 7th, the only day the mercury rose above 20 C.
The mean wind speed for the month measured 10.7mph, close to normal for July. The highest gusts of 39mph were recorded on the 6th and the 22nd.
Fog was observed on five days during the month, there was no hail but a thunder was heard in Port Erin late on the 17th.
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Weather for Isle of Man
Sunday 19 May 2013
Temperature: 8 C to 13 C
Wind Speed: 10 mph
Wind direction: East
Temperature: 9 C to 13 C
Wind Speed: 23 mph
Wind direction: North west