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Friday, 20 November 2009

News Clipping: 'Unprecedented' torrential downpour in Cumbria breaks UK record for most rain in 24 hours

The unprecedented downpour over Cumbria was the highest level of rainfall measured in the country since records began, forecasters said today.

The record-breaking rainfall - reaching 314mm (12.4 inches) in 24 hours - is the highest level witnessed in 44 years.

The reading taken from the Environment Agency's gauging station at Seathwaite Farm exceeds the 279.4mm (11in) recorded in 24 hours in Martinstown, Dorset, in July 1955.

Read more: Daily Mail Friday 20th November 2009

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