By Paul Homewood

By contrast with the warm, sunny Junes of 1951 and 61, June 1971 was cold and wet, with snow as well in the Scottish Highlands.

Southern England was hardest hit by the rain, with many places seeing more than a month’s worth of rain falling in a day.

The heavy rain led to damage to hay crops and local flooding.

Across the UK, only five Junes have been colder in records dating back to 1884. (The coldest, incidentally, was in 1972):

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July 7, 2021