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August driest on record since 2005

But 22% less sunshine than normal

August on the Isle of Man was the driest on record since 2005.

Total rainfall during the month measured 46.1 millimetres.

The average temperature was 15.5 degrees Celsius – with the highest temperature of 21.6 recorded on the 25 August.

Cloudy skies meant hours of sunshine dropped to just over 147 – that's 22 per cent less than normal.

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