June


Tales from an Old English Timekeeper

Thunderstorms, lightning strikes, torrential downpours and flash
floods are the classic start to a British summer. In June the rain sweeps across the UK and much of northwest Europe. It usually arrives in two big pulses: one at the beginning of June and a second wave in mid- to late June.
It is a phenomenon as regular as clockwork and brought on by a resurgence of westerly winds from the Atlantic loaded with rain, which is why they are called 'The Return of the Westerlies'.

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Brigitte Franssen 2016
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