Boston enjoyed ‘outstanding’ weather in August - with the hottest opening day of the month for six years.
Town weatherman Albert Kirkham said it was a ‘predominantly dry, sunny and warm/very warm month’. However, he added: “Later there was very heavy thundery rain in the early hours of the 24th, which saw half the month’s rainfall tumble from the sky.” The highest maximum temperature, on the 1st, was 31.1C (88F). The lowest maximum temperature, recorded on the 6th, 13th and 31st was 19.4C (67F). On the 2nd and 23rd, the temperature fell no lower than 17.2C (63F) but on the 8th it was as low as 8.9C (48F). The mean maximum temperature of the month was 22.8C (73.5F) above the average 21.1C (70.3F). The town had more rainfall than usual, with 57.3mm (2.26ins) against the average of 55.8mm (2.20ins) across 11 days of measurable rain. The greatest rainfall in one day came on the 23rd with 29.5mm (1.16ins).
Townspeople had 216.4 hours of bright sunshine in August, above the average of 211 hours. The sunniest day was on the 3rd with 11.7 hours.
There were two days of thunderstorms and two days with fog.