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Here Comes the Fog

'Normal' Island weather returns after a scorching summer

After a remarkable month of weather in July, August was 'closer to what we would expect for the time of year' - according to the latest report from the Island's Met Office.

Officials from Ronaldsway have issued their monthly statistics report, which depicts a particularly foggy period for the Island.

May, June and July combined saw a record breaking 31 days reaching 20 degrees or more, but August saw just two.

The warmest was Friday 3, which reached 21 degrees - the average maximum temperature for the month stood at 17.9, which is slightly below the norm for August.

The coldest night was Saturday 11 when the air temperature fell just below eight celsius.

The headline statistic, though, is that there were just 153.5 hours of bright sunshine, which is 18% below normal - compare that with 214 in July!

That means it was the dullest August since 2008.

It was foggy for seven days at Ronaldsway, double the August average, with fog on the mountain causing problems for the MGP organisers too, of course.

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