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Wettest Place - Year

Post by Admin1 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:17 pm

The highest rainfall total in one year in the United Kingdom
6,528 mm recorded at Sprinkling Tarn
(Cumbria) in 1954

Source - http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/media/pdf/j ... _No._9.pdf

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Re: Wettest Place - Year

Post by darrog » Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:12 pm

1898 - The Stye

208.45 inch = 5294.63 mm

same year Ben Nevis Observatory = 240.05 inch
in december alone it had 43.65 inch = 1108.71 mm
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Post by Paul C » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:55 pm

What Altitude do you have for the Stye ?

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Post by darrog » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:34 pm

The Stye is 1077Ft asl

I have previously posted photo's on the forum of the gauge.
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Post by Paul C » Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:25 pm

darrog wrote:The Stye is 1077Ft asl

I have previously posted photo's on the forum of the gauge.
Sadly I was unable to transfer correctly all the previous database and so the photos have been lost sorry, can you repost

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Post by darrog » Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:35 pm

Paul - photo's lost when the computer blew up and hadn't saved onto a memory stick.

i did send them to Roy Chetham and Philip Eden, I will ask them at start of next month if they still have them.
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Re: Wettest Place - Year

Post by RoyC » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:14 pm

Darren and Paul may be pleased to learn I have retained the pictures in question.
Namely, The Stye rain gauge in Borrowdale at an elevation of 1,077 feet.
In addition I can now report a visit to the highest rain gauge in the UK.
Birkside near Thirlmere in Cumbria at a height of 2,096 feet!
I went there yesterday (Sunday 15th April) and took some photos.
It is not exactly where the Met Office grid reference says but this may be just a map datum difference.
It is located well away from any footpath or normal hiking route in the fells.
It is in a very waterlogged stream gathering ground on a steep fellside.
The nearest landmark is a very large sheepfold.
I will not give its exact coordinates for public information to minimise the risk of too many visitors and potential interference but the knowledgable and informed rainfall experts will have their ways of finding out.
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Post by Paul C » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:04 pm

Thats great Roy - many thanks !!

I can see that the Birkside one will be snow covered quite easily

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Re: Wettest Place - Year

Post by darrog » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:05 pm

Roy - glad that you kept the photo's of the Stye.

Re Birkside - almost seems a slightly odd place and as paul says, easily snow covered.
what would be interesting is if there was a gauge on the east side of Helvellyn at the same altitude to compare between the two.
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