November 15th/16th - Very wet

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November 15th/16th - Very wet

Postby Nick Gardner » 2014 Nov 15, 20:45

Rain in the form of two periods of beefy showers with the first spell starting yesterday evening at 18:30 and ending at 22:45. The second spell started at 02:45 and ended at 04:15.

In total 39.8 mm of rain fell in 7 hours. The highest rainfall rate was 100 mm/hr.

This brings the monthly total now to a very soggy 124.3 mm. The annual total now at 978 mm, so this year is likely to be a +1000 mm job. Some way to go though to beat my wettest year which was 2012 (1370 mm). Annual average rainfall for here is estimated to be around 750 - 800 mm.
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Re: November 15th/16th - Very wet

Postby Graham Easterling » 2014 Nov 16, 15:31

Very wet here as well, 142.9mm so far. However, November is typically very wet here. To demonstrate this:-

Since 1991 there have been 20 months with > 200mm of rain. Of these 7 have occurred in November, 5 in December, leaving just 8 occurrences for the other 10 months.

The 6 wettest months I've recorded
1 296.0mm November 2002
2 276.5mm December 1999
3 270.4mm November 2009
4 256.4mm January 2014
5 247.9mm December 2002
6. 244.9mm November 1997

November has been the wettest month of the year 9 times during the period 1991-2013. 2nd comes December with 4 occurrences.

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19m AMSL - Aspect SSE
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