Friday, August 31, 2012


Fun but no sun! Surfers make the most of a chilly summer's day at the beach as the school holidays draw to a close

On same day Met Office reveal it’s been the wettest summer ever, temperatures plunged to almost record summer lows overnight
Braemar is Scotland was the coldest spot as it dropped to -2.1C
There has only been one August night colder, August 21 1973, when Lagganlia in the Highlands suffered -4.5C
It tops off a miserable summer, which has been the wettest in a century, causing flash floods only yesterday
Traffic congestion as parents return from family holidays ahead of children going back to school next week with M25 delayed in both directions

By Martin Robinson

Britain's rotten summer hit a new low last night as it suffered its coldest August evening in 40 years - but that didn't stop children making the most of their last few days off from school.

Despite some areas dropping to below -2C last night, surfers were out in force today, while children happily splashed around in the waves at Tynemouth Beach in North Tyneside.

The pre-school rush left roads busy this evening as parents travelled home from their holidays in preparation for their children returning to school next week...

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