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British Summertime?

BRITISH SUMMERTIME? It's safe to say, so far (there's always hope), the British summer has been a washout Percentage increase/decrease compared to 1981-2010 average 150% 125% 20% rise in holiday searches in June compared with last year 100% "Drought Minister 75% warns of hosepipe ban 50% 25% -25% -50% -75% January February March April May June July Wettest June across the UK in over a century This has had quite an affect on the high street and economy 500% 20%+ 97% Sales of umbrellas are John Lewis reports sales of fake tan up. Amount Wellington boot sales from B&Q have risen compared to last year. up at Superdrug 0.4% 13% .whereas barbecues Consumer price inflation (CPI) fell 0.4% in June to an annual rate of (and hosepipes) have been almost impossible to shift .. while sun cream 2.4% - the lowest for 31 months, is down good news for shoppers!* SALE *The wet weather prompted high street discounting a month earlier than was normal, www which has helped But do spare a thought for our American cOusins who are suffering with a severe drought More than 60% of the US was suffering moderate to exceptional drought in early August, more than 1,500 counties across 32 states were declared natural disaster areas, the biggest such announcement in history Drought to persist or intensify Hundreds of thousands hit Corn and soy bean crops in with power cuts in a series of powerful storms southern and eastern Midwest have been decimated Firefighters have been battling wildfires across the country One small comfort, dry spell has had a serious impact on mosquito population It's been up and down around the world too Spain Experienced it's fourth- warmest June since 1960 China Copious rain fall, 5 million people were evacuated from affected areas Southern Mexico Hurricane Carlotta brought torrential rain and damaging winds in excess of 165kph Philippines Typhoon Mawar landed early June with 185kph winds, heavy rains, flash floods and landslides But it's not all bad news (that being said it's not exactly good news either) here's the weather forecast for the rest of August Likely to be average or a shade above average in terms of temperatures, average or slightly drier than average in terms of rainfall UK average temperature for August as compared to the 1981-2010 averages +5" +4° +3° Forecast 30° Actual high +2° +1" 20° Average high 10° Average low Actual low August Sources: Met Office, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Sky News, The Guardian,,, Wogr8 Making visual data valuable™

British Summertime?

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infographic demonstrating how the British Summertime of 2012 has faired and the affect this has had upon the high street and economy. For all the British mumblings and moans about the Weather do spar...





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