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Unsettled weather will continue throughout week.

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AFTER heavy spells of rain, the remainder of today should be dry, although the week ahead will be unsettled.

Weather over the Channel Islands this morning showed showery spells of rain, some heavy, with possible thundery bursts. Supplied by Jersey Met Office.

This morning saw 9.6mm of rainfall over six hours in a series of heavy downpours and, although one or two lighter showers could be on the way in the early part of this afternoon, most of the rain has now passed.

Today's heavy rainfall began at around 7.45am with a flash of lightning seen at 7.50am.

Yesterday also saw a heavy shower which followed the thunder and lightning of the early hours. The first flash of lightning was seen at 4.35am with the stormy conditions travelling over the north and centre of Guernsey. Flashes of lightning had been seen on Sunday evening, however these were located off the south coast of Jersey.

In total 5.7mm of rain fell yesterday bringing the amount of rainfall this month up to 26.6mm, higher than the average of 17.5mm for this time of the month. A Guernsey Met Office spokesperson said this amount of rainfall was not significantly different to the average.

'It just happens. The average is based on 30 years, we're still down on the amount of rainfall for the year. It's not linear, it's the weather.'

As of yesterday, overall rainfall for this year was 351.7mm, the 30-year average is 438.6mm.

The bulk of the rain has now moved to the south east and will swing round again to come back in from the west tomorrow.

Charlotte Le Marquand

By Charlotte Le Marquand
News reporter

Charlie Le Marquand

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