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Brown to green - what a difference a fortnight makes!

PUBLISHED: 11:43 14 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:43 14 August 2018

Then and now: Diss Park turns from brown to green. Picture: Simon Parkin

Then and now: Diss Park turns from brown to green. Picture: Simon Parkin

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It’s amazing what a little rain will do.

Diss Park looking parched brown during the heatwave. Picture: Simon ParkinDiss Park looking parched brown during the heatwave. Picture: Simon Parkin

From brown to green, Diss Park looks remarkably different all in the space of a fortnight.

At the end of last month finding blades of green grass on the town’s popular park was a tricky task with weeks of heatwave temperatures and no rainfall having left it looking parched and barren. The only patches of greenery were on the edges of Diss Mere.

Green returns to Diss Park following recent rain. Picture: Simon ParkinGreen returns to Diss Park following recent rain. Picture: Simon Parkin

Two weeks on and the green has returned thanks to the return of more unsettled weather and some heavy showers. Last week Diss saw 5mm of rain fall in a single night.

More heavy rain is forecast for later this week.

The hot spell came on top of two record breaking months. May was the warmest since records began more than 100 years ago, the Met Office said, while June was “the driest on record” – with East Anglia seeing just 10% of its normal rainfall.

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