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Fifth-sunniest February on record

February was the fifth-sunniest on record, with 42% more bright sunshine than normal, according to figures released by the Met Office.

It was cold, with mean maximum and minimum temperatures around 1C lower than the long-term average.

Despite the second half of the month being completely dry, spells of heavier rain in the first couple of weeks gave a total of 66.6mm at Ronaldsway, slightly above the February mean.

On the 13th the total precipitation at Ronaldsway measured 23.4mm, the wettest February day for a decade.

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