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Northern Exposure

Thursday 12 January 2012: Dark and damp

I was at a meeting today when we all realised we were being blinded by a big, bright light in the sky. Fortunately we had an astronomer in the room to tell us it was the sun.

"A weather monitoring station in the west mainland has registered rainfall every day since the middle of November last year. Recorded by Keith Johnson in Birsay, the figures show that December had nearly double the average rainfall for the month with just over eight hours of sunlight, the lowest figure since 1987. The first ten days of January have also proved to be just as wet with the average amount rainfall for the month falling in the last ten days."
Reported on Radio Orkney

Yes, that does say there were only eight hours of sunlight in December!

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