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Rain falling short of record

Bermuda has experienced nearly double the usual amount of rain this month — but probably not enough to set a new January record.

As of yesterday morning, the island had recorded 9.72in of rainfall, just shy of the record 9.86in recorded in 1958.

And despite overcast skies throughout much of the day, a spokesman for the Bermuda Weather Service confirmed that no rain had been recorded at the LF Wade International Airport as of 5pm and none was expected overnight.

While the average rainfall for January is 5.3in, that figure was broken on January 5 when the island experienced its wettest January day on record with 5.34in within 24 hours.

A Honda CR-V trapped in Woodlands Road on January 5 (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published February 01, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated February 01, 2017 at 1:01 am)

Rain falling short of record

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