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UK 2012 Rainfall totals

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UK 2012 Rainfall totals

Postby RayProudfoot » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:43 pm

Given 2012 was the second wettest year in over 100 years in the UK I'm curious where my station stands in a league table of the UK's wettest Cumulus stations. Despite 203 days of recorded rain I'm sure I'm closer to the drier end than the wettest.

So let's see who wins. Probably somewhere in the Lake District or perhaps south-west England. Then again, Wales has had it bad too.

Post your annual total and top three wettest months. Here are mine:-

2012 Annual Rainfall = 40.26" (1022.6mm).

3rd wettest month - April - 4.84" (122.9mm)
2nd wettest month - June - 5.1" (129.5mm)
Wettest month - December - 5.34" (135.6mm).
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Re: UK 2012 Rainfall totals

Postby William Grimsley » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:52 pm

2012 Annual Total and Top Three Wettest Months for Newton Poppleford Weather:

2012 Annual Rainfall = 1304.4 mm

3rd Wettest Month = December = 164.4 mm

2nd Wettest Month = June = 179.4 mm

Wettest Month = November = 180.6 mm
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Re: UK 2012 Rainfall totals

Postby rich27gc » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:58 pm

Shap in Cumbria Rainfall totals : -

Annual rainfall 1520mm (59.84")

3 wettest months : -

3rd June 197mm (7.75")
2nd November 219mm (8.62")
1st December 262mm (10.31")

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Re: UK 2012 Rainfall totals

Postby water01 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:59 pm

2012 Annual Rainfall = 54" (1371.6mm).

joint 3rd wettest month - April & November - 6.7" (170.18mm)
2nd wettest month - December - 7.2" (182.88mm)
Wettest month - June - 7.7" (195.58mm).

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Re: UK 2012 Rainfall totals

Postby bruce45 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:16 pm

this is what I recorded on the west coast of Scotland

year total was 64.5 inches or 1638.3 mm

wettest months January 8.54 inches or 216.9 mm
November 7.95 inches or 201.9 mm
December 6.51 inches 165.3 mm

a grand total of 244 days of rain

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Re: UK 2012 Rainfall totals

Postby RayProudfoot » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:22 pm

Thanks chaps! I almost feel embarrassed to post my puny totals! :oops:

Western Scotland leads Cumbria with Somerset in 3rd.
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Re: UK 2012 Rainfall totals

Postby William Grimsley » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:27 pm

RayProudfoot wrote:Thanks chaps! I almost feel embarrassed to post my puny totals! :oops:

Western Scotland leads Cumbria with Somerset in 3rd.


Ray, don't worry! My Davis Vantage Vue is a right pain in high winds! In fact, a local weather station, Harpford Weather received 1385.8 mm of rain in 2012. Harpford Weather is only 2 miles E of Newton Poppleford Weather.

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Re: UK 2012 Rainfall totals

Postby steve » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:32 pm

Just to make you feel better, I'll post my even punier totals. It hasn't been significantly wetter here than usual; we don't get a lot of rain in total anyway, but we do get a little rain on a lot of days. And I've just broken my longest wet spell today - 41 days.

2012 total - 898.0 mm

3rd wettest - January 115.4 mm
2nd wettest - December 139.0 mm
wettest - September 142.2 mm

Total rain days 265.

(Half of August is missing from the above figures due to station hardware failure)
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Re: UK 2012 Rainfall totals

Postby William Grimsley » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:38 pm

steve wrote:And I've just broken my longest wet spell today - 41 days.


41 days! :shock: Newton Poppleford's Longest Wet Period is only 26 days which was from 22 September 2012 to 18 October 2012! :D

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Re: UK 2012 Rainfall totals

Postby john09cw » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:45 pm

Clifton in Cumbria Rainfall totals : -

Annual rainfall 1201.7mm

3 wettest months : -

3rd June 130.4mm
2nd November 148.8mm
1st December 178.2mm

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Re: UK 2012 Rainfall totals

Postby RayProudfoot » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:19 pm

Will Grimsley wrote:Ray, don't worry! My Davis Vantage Vue is a right pain in high winds! In fact, a local weather station, Harpford Weather received 1385.8 mm of rain in 2012. Harpford Weather is only 2 miles E of Newton Poppleford Weather.


Rainfall varies quite a bit even over short distances. Wait until Mark in Wilmslow posts his numbers. He's 4 miles south of me.
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Ray, Cheshire.

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Re: UK 2012 Rainfall totals

Postby William Grimsley » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:22 pm

RayProudfoot wrote:
Will Grimsley wrote:Ray, don't worry! My Davis Vantage Vue is a right pain in high winds! In fact, a local weather station, Harpford Weather received 1385.8 mm of rain in 2012. Harpford Weather is only 2 miles E of Newton Poppleford Weather.


Rainfall varies quite a bit even over short distances. Wait until Mark in Wilmslow posts his numbers. He's 4 miles south of me.


Well, I do have a manual gauge on the ground about 1 meter away from my Davis Vantage Vue which is about 5 meters high and when it's windy my Davis Vantage Vue can underread up to 20% at times! :shock:

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Re: UK 2012 Rainfall totals

Postby RayProudfoot » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:56 pm

All air-mounted rain gauges probably underread but compromises have to be made with design and temperature is probably a bit more important than rainfall.
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Re: UK 2012 Rainfall totals

Postby jdc » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:58 pm

Here's mine for N. Northumberland.
Total: 1057.6mm (wettest recorded since I started in 1984)
Average: 679.6mm

June: 167mm
July: 165mm
April: 137mm

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Re: UK 2012 Rainfall totals

Postby William Grimsley » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:58 pm

RayProudfoot wrote:All air-mounted rain gauges probably underread but compromises have to be made with design and temperature is probably a bit more important than rainfall.


Good point! I'll take that on board! :D


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