UK drenched in rainiest June on record
Should we be grateful for all this rain? It is a very wet week across the UK, with floods in some parts of the country. Many of us do not like rain, but it has an important job.
It may be summer, but it does not feel like it.
This week in the UK, more than a month’s worth of rain has fallen in just a few hours.
Find out more
Experts say it will be the wettest June ever. Some parts of London are even flooding!
Many people think it will still be rainy for Wimbledon tennis, which stars in July.
On the other side of the world, India is getting ready for another drought.
In one area called Beed, everyone is leaving because there is no water. Locals are hoping that rain will come soon.
Should we be grateful for the rain?
No. It is cold and miserable. Summer is about being outside in the sun! Floods can make travelling dangerous too.
Yes. Rain makes the country green and attractive. In some hot and dry countries, people do not have enough to drink.
- Do you like the rain?
- Write a plan for your perfect summer’s day. Is it raining or sunny? What activities will you do?
Some People Say...
“Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.”GK Chesterton, English writer (1874-1936)
What do you think?
- One of the biggest tennis competitions in the world.
- When there is no rain for a long time.
- People who live nearby.