BRITAIN experienced its wettest day since records began when Storm Alex ravaged the country earlier this month.
Saturday October 3 saw more rainfall than any other day since 1891 when the first records were kept, Met Office researchers revealed.
With an average of 1.24 inches of rain across the UK, the total amount of water falling that day would have exceeded the capacity of Loch Ness.
The news comes as the UK woke to the first of several frosty starts over the coming days as bitterly cold weather hit – although it will remain dry.
Alex Deakin, Met Office Meteorologist, said: “There will be plenty more opportunities to enjoy the autumn colours over the next few days because most parts of the UK will be dry and bright… by morning time we are well down into single figures even in towns and cities.”
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