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Summary for July 2014
July rainfall was below average in England as a whole at 93% of the long term average.
Rainfall totals were classed as below normal for the time of year in the southwest, but normal elsewhere. Soil moisture deficits increased across most of the country, and only decreased in areas where heavy, localised showers occurred.
Monthly mean river flows for July were normal or higher for the time of year at four fifths of the indicator sites across England. Groundwater levels decreased at all but one of our indicator sites, but remain normal or higher for the time of year at all sites.
Reservoir stocks decreased across the country during July, with overall storage in England as a whole at 83% of total capacity at the end of the month.