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« on: May 23, 2008, 10:59:45 PM »

The west does have a reputation as being very rainy and a rather "dreich" place to be. However, this May has been rather dry, with only 9mms of rain to date. How is this month's rainfall for others, as compared to the norm?
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2008, 11:24:40 PM »

The west does have a reputation as being very rainy and a rather "dreich" place to be. However, this May has been rather dry, with only 9mms of rain to date. How is this month's rainfall for others, as compared to the norm?

You have had more than here - 5.4mm so far this month.
Last year, May total 63.4mm
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2008, 11:24:48 PM »

The west does have a reputation as being very rainy and a rather "dreich" place to be. However, this May has been rather dry, with only 9mms of rain to date. How is this month's rainfall for others, as compared to the norm?
4 'rain days' this month. 11.5mm total to date, 8.5mm of which arrived on 4th May.

If I'd got that funnel attached to my rain gauge to get the resoluton down to around 0.3mm, I think I might just have registered a tip today...

No last year to compare.
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2008, 09:10:56 AM »

We had 120.7mms in May last year here in the Fort, so this month is exceptionally dry by comparison. Wettest day so far this month was also the 4th, when I recorded a massive 4.6mms.  Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2008, 09:35:42 AM »

Contrast this with previous years:

May 2007 - 120.7mms

May 2006 - 138.4mms

May 2005 - 111.4mms
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2008, 10:59:09 AM »

Similar picture here - only 8mm so far in 3 days of recordable rain - 2007 was 67mm

Its like April and May have swapped places when you compare 07 & 08.
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2008, 12:15:05 PM »

Even less here this month, just 1.5mm recorded.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2008, 02:08:41 PM »

Last May i recorded 44.1mm of rain this May so far is 2.1mm
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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2008, 04:46:12 PM »

6.1mm so far here, records all to pot and can't be bothered to manually add it all up for the last couple of years lol.... plus had roblems with rain gauge in 2006 about this time looking up the older stuff Sad
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2008, 07:59:27 PM »

Same here on the edge of the Southern Uplands: only 12.5mm from just 3 rain days this month.  Contrast that with 108.5mm from 22 rain days last May.

I've just been out watering the plant and vegetables - they are really needing a bit of rain now.  From my limited experience though, I suspect we will catch up some time over the summer Roll Eyes
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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2008, 11:54:24 AM »

like budige said very little rain here
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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2008, 04:30:26 PM »

Even less here this month, just 1.5mm recorded.  Grin

It has probably been wetter in the Sahara!
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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2008, 04:55:41 PM »

Well we've had some rain today and the plants are breathing a sigh of relief!!  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2008, 05:54:02 PM »

Here too. Total for May has increased by > 50% already, and counting...

It's the first rain since I fitted a 7" funnel to my main rain gauge (WMR928), tripling the resolution.
Of course I happened to be out when the first rain with the new arrangement arrived, but it seems to have behaved well.
Unfortunately it seems to have revealed a software problem with WD reading from Meteohub. The ran that fell while WD was not running was picked up just fine when it was pulled out of the Meteohub acting as a data logger, but for some reason WD appears to be missing the 'live' rain records which are certainly there in the data sent from Meteohub. I didn't notice till WD was 2mm behind. I've shut down WD for the present to review the situation. Sad
Oh well, it's a while Brian has heard from me.  Smiley

PS. This doesn't affect the SCWN mesomap figures as they are uploaded direct from Meteohub.
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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2008, 09:09:28 PM »

Had 0.5mm of rain today  Grin more forecasted for tonight
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