Sunderland, North Lake District - Wettest and Driest

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Sunderland, North Lake District - Wettest and Driest

Post by rjd1000 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:39 pm

Just a few of the stand out months from the Sunderland Rain Gauge.

Driest Months

January 1997 - 5.0mm

May 1978 - 10.0mm

August 1995 - 14.5mm

August 2003 - 19.0mm

Wettest Months

November 2009 - 247mm

October 2008 - 210mm

December 2006 - 197.8mm

July 2009 - 177mm August 2009 - 171mm

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Re: Sunderland, North Lake District - Wettest and Driest

Post by Anne » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:52 pm

Interesting. Those pretty much are in line with my records.

How far back do they go? It is particularly striking that the wettest months are all recent ones.

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Re: Sunderland, North Lake District - Wettest and Driest

Post by rjd1000 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:01 pm

They went back to 1978 although a few years in the 1980's were missing.

Yes very noticeable that months with 200mm+ only started regularly occurring in the 2000s with oct 2005 and aug 2004 being 2 more.

Summers have got quite a bit wetter in the last 10 years aswell

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Re: Sunderland, North Lake District - Wettest and Driest

Post by rjd1000 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:31 pm

I find it almost amusing that Sunderlands smashed record wet year of 2012, (1518mm) is not even Keswick's annual average rainfall (1521mm)

The 2 are only 7 miles apart separated basically by Bassenthwaite Lake

two more 200mm months in June 2012 (224mm) and September 2012 (207mm)

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