Last month was one of the wettest Junes in East Anglia on record

A lone cyclist stands over a blown manhole on Yarmouth Road, Thorpe to protect the traffic as flash

A lone cyclist stands over a blown manhole on Yarmouth Road, Thorpe to protect the traffic as flash flooding hit Norwich in June. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

Last month was the fourth wettest June in East Anglia since records began, experts have revealed.

Met Office data shows the region was hammered by 201pc of its average rainfall for the month, suffering many days of slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms.

And with just 138.5 hours of sunshine, last month also became the sixth dullest June on record.

Weatherquest forecaster Dan Holley said some parts of the region saw seven 'thunder days' – calculated from the amount of thunderstorms in a particular area in one 24-hour period.

Mr Holley's figures, sourced from the Met Office, suggest last month was the wettest month across the region since July 2012, the wettest June since 2007, and the dullest June since 1990.


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Santon Downham near Brandon recorded both the warmest and coldest temperatures for the month, starting the morning of June 7 with 6.2C and reaching a high in the afternoon of 26.3C.

However, some areas of Norfolk managed to escape the unseasonal downpours, with parts of north Norfolk receiving close to the average monthly rain.

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And it's not 'all doom and gloom', Martin Dupee, director of operations at Visit East Anglia has said.

Mr Dupee, who also runs Africa Alive in Kessingland, said indoor tourist attractions have benefited from the bad weather, but outdoor centres haven't suffered either.

'Visitor numbers aren't down - people look out the window in the morning for the weather. And visitors are braving the weather even if it is raining, so it isn't all doom and gloom.

'It has been raining a lot, and indoor play areas have been seeing a lot more tourist action. But this isn't a bad thing, and tourism in general is seeing impressive growth.'

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