Co Antrim forest 'wettest place in NI'

Published Monday, 24 December 2012
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Ballypatrick Forest in County Antrim has been recorded as the wettest place in Northern Ireland after a week of heavy rain which left many parts of the UK on flood alert.

Co Antrim forest 'wettest place in NI'
Ballypatrick Forest is around 12 miles from picturesque Cushendall. (© Pacemaker)

The forest, which is located in the Glens of Antrim, experienced 3.5in (89mm) of rain.

Over in Scotland, Tyndrum in Perthshire was hit with 6.1in (155mm).

Cardinham, near Bodmin in Cornwall, experienced 5.1in (128.8 mm) of rainfall while Mumbles Head in West Glamorgan had slightly less, coming in at 4.2in (107mm).

The UK Met Office is predicting a maximum temperature of 7 °C for Northern Ireland on Christmas Day.

Tuesday will begin with bright spells and scattered showers, but will also have mist and fog patches which may be slow to clear.

There will be some heavy showers in afternoon.

Meanwhile, heavy showers could bring more flooding woes for parts of rain-battered Britain this Christmas as widespread showers continue.

Some areas have exceeded their full-month December average in the past week or so.

Plymouth has seen 5.1in (128.8mm) of rain compared with a December average of 4.7in (118.8 mm).

© UTV News
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