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Title: Rainfall Totals
Post by: Bill W on February 18, 2013, 09:00:15 PM
Hi,
There's been a few programs on the TV recently about the rainfalls last year.
What totals did people get last year?
My total was 1215.5mm
cheers,
Bill.


Title: Re: Rainfall Totals
Post by: Budgie on February 18, 2013, 10:44:45 PM
Mine was 1095mm, which was well down on the 1226mm form 2011.


Title: Re: Rainfall Totals
Post by: skyewright on February 19, 2013, 10:13:35 AM
2012 1419mm
2011 1915mm
2010 1113mm
2009 1956mm
2008 2019mm

Lots of places that were "very wet" last year will have been drier than our "rather dry"!

According to http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/2012/annual.html the UK average in 2012 was 1331mm...


Title: Re: Rainfall Totals
Post by: Bill W on February 19, 2013, 04:47:34 PM
Hi,
Glad to see still some activity here!

David, over 2 metres of rain, that certainly on the wet side!

Towards the end of last year I aquired a 5 inch met office pattern rain gauge and in the few months I've been using it I think my own figures for the past couple of years are a bit under.
The 5 inch is in a better location and doesn't seem to suffer wind issues like the REMEX. The differences are small but they start to accumulate over time.

After putting a post on the sandysoft forum. I think some people on here are on that also, but one of the respondants mentioned an American orgainsation called CoCoRaHS.
If you didn't see that post I can recommend a look. I think it's pretty cool. I'd like to see a specific manual rain gauge page on the WOW site. (They didn't respond to my email about it though...)

Cheers,
Bill.



Title: Re: Rainfall Totals
Post by: skyewright on February 20, 2013, 05:29:34 PM
David, over 2 metres of rain, that certainly on the wet side!
Topography plays a big part.

Some friends with a good quality manual weather station within 5 miles of here clocked up just over 2m even in 2012!