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Record rainfall sees Holbeach feature on BBC One’s Countryfile





A Lincolnshire town featured on BBC’s Countryfile show last night – due to record rainfall.

When the episode was aired on BBC One, Holbeach had already seen 111 mm of rain in February.

This was up 289% on the town’s average February of 29mm.

Holbeach has received almost three times the average February rainfall
Holbeach has received almost three times the average February rainfall

Comparing the change in weather from this time last year, weatherman Darren Bett highlighted how February 2023 was the driest in the UK in 30 years, a stark contrast to this month which has been wetter than normal.

“As we know, the ground is saturated, there’s been much wetter weather,” he said.

“Wetter than normal and particularly wet all the way from South Wales through the Midlands, East Anglia and Lincolnshire – and in all those locations we’ve had record February rainfall.

Holbeach and Cardiff came under the microscope
Holbeach and Cardiff came under the microscope

The weatherman highlighted two parts of the UK to discuss the downpours, Cardiff which has seen 245mm of rain this month, and Holbeach.

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“Holbeach has been somewhat drier but almost three times the average rainfall has fallen,” he added.

However, Mr Bett did deliver some good news when he added Lincolnshire is looking ‘generally dry' this week.



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