Wettest July in 100 years and second wettest summer

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Wettest July in 100 years and second wettest summer

Postby John Oliver » 2012 Jul 13, 16:26

In Dorchester (south Dorset) it is already the wettest July in local records back to 1896. Heavy rain yesterday brought the total fall in the first 12 days up to 187.7mm - 363% of the average for the full month.

Even more incredible, being not quite at the mid-point, it is now the second wettest summer (June - August) at 339.7mm (up to July 12th) after 1960 with 366.9mm. The rainfall represents 197% of the average for the whole season.

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Re: Wettest July in 100 years and second wettest summer

Postby Len Wood » 2012 Jul 15, 14:48

That is an amazing amount of rain John.
I wonder if any other lowland place in the UK can beat those figures.

We have only had 87.4 mm for the first 14 days of July here.
Does not look as if it will beat the 2009 July total of 169.4 mm.

Total summer rainfall so far has been 266.0 mm.
It could be that a new summer (June to August) record will be broken here in Wembury as it stands at 327.6 mm in 2008.

However, Plymouth had 414 mm in 1912 and 438 mm in 1879.

Wembury, SW Devon coast
N50.33 W4.13
Altitude 83 m asl
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