Drought is over – and temperatures drop

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The Island went 19 days without any measurable rain. An absolute drought is when no recordable rain falls for 15 consecutive days.

But the dry couple of weeks is nothing compared to what the Island experienced in the famous summer of 1976.

According to Jersey Met, not only was it the Island’s hottest and driest ever summer it also saw Jersey’s longest ever drought – 39 days over July and August.

Waterworks Valley in 1976

There were a total of four droughts over the year, totalling 91 days.

A furze fire at Portelet during the hot summer

Meanwhile, forecasters say the cold weather is likely to last for the next few days.

The temperature was only expected to rise to 11c on Tuesday and Wednesday – 5c lower than the maximum last weekend.

Scattered rain and hail showers with the risk of thunder are also expected to push across the Island overnight on Tuesday.

Some parts of the UK have already seen sleet and snow showers, with temperatures rising no higher than 4c in parts of the north.

Temperatures are likely to rise towards the end of the week, with Jersey Met currently forecasting a high of 16c for Saturday.

Five-day forecast: Click here.

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