Winter 2015-16 (the wettest on record?)

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Winter 2015-16 (the wettest on record?)

Post by darrog » Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:03 pm

Looks like this winter will, unsurprisingly, be the wettest on record, but there are still some differences locally, which I would feel fairly certain are simply based on the further north you were during Desmond the less rain you got.

My records are limited to 8-9yrs and 2015-16 became my wettest before the end of January – however, far more impressive is Appleby in Westmorland.
Previously 2013-14 (498.5) was only the second wettest to 1868-69 [501.7 mm)(records back to 1857) yet again that record was beaten before the end of January.

Newton Rigg - after January has had 490.8 mm, its wettest is 2013-14 (566.8 mm) so just 76 mm needed in February.

I'm guessing that in a week or two there will be a lot of media interest in this and more so as the two wettest have come so close together.
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Re: Winter 2015-16 (the wettest on record?)

Post by rjd1000 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:11 pm

wettest winter here beaten by over 100mm already

450mm 13/14

on 552mm for 15/16


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