1894 Rainfall

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1894   Yearly Rainfall in "   Rain 
Station   mm Days
Barrow In Furness   38.55 979.2 199
Ulverston   45.19 1147.8 207
Cartmel   47.58 1208.5 210
Hawkshead   76.21 1935.7 219
Duddon Valley  Seathwaite Vicarage 85.91 2182.1 219
Duddon Valley Ulpha Vicarage 81.60 2072.6 225
Skelwith Fold Ambelside 95.87 2435.1 234
Millom   46.10 1170.9 215
Eskdale   65.18 1655.6 231
Braystones   34.53 877.1 *
Scawfell Pike   122.35 3107.7 *
Sprinkling Tarn   141.89 3604.0 *
Styehead tarn   132.70 3370.6 *
Wasdale Head   83.83 2129.3 *
Borrowdale  Grange 105.12 2670.0 218
The Stye   166.22 4222.0 *
Seathwaite   145.52 3696.2 229
Ullscarf   130.40 3312.2 *
Cleator   52.39 1330.7 180
Egremont   48.02 1219.7 208
Helvellyn   92.70 2354.6 *
Wythburn   105.50 2679.7 *
Grisedale   Ruthwaite Lodge 121.13 3076.7 *
Whitehaven  Irish Street 44.47 1129.5 167
Armboth Fells   91.80 2331.7 *
Bassenthwaite  MireHouse 54.66 1388.4 199
Cockermouth   54.57 1386.1 236
Penrith Edenhall 36.36 923.5 220
  Greystoke 53.76 1365.5 *
  Culgaith 34.68 880.9 *
  Kirkland 33.42 848.9 *
Blencowe   46.56 1182.6 219
Maryport   43.51 1105.2 163
Aspatria   50.05 1271.3 189
Alston  Love Lady Shield 53.62 1361.9 268
Carlisle Cemetry 38.88 987.6 200
  Wreay Vic. 34.13 866.9 219
  Rose castle 36.71 932.4 208
  Burgh by Sands 33.62 853.9 186
Brampton  Denton House 34.87 885.7 211
Kendal Kent Terrace 54.11 1374.4 203
  Ellergreen 63.19 1605.0 234
  Natland Park 50.64 1286.3 214
Longsleddale   80.86 2053.8 243
Windermere   63.34 1608.8 216
Little langdale   120.45 3059.4 *
Mickleden   140.50 3568.7 *
Elterwater   110.65 2810.5 211
Dungeon Ghyll   131.13 3330.7 225
Grasmere (Pavement End) Pavement End 108.98 2768.1 233
Grasmere (High Close High Close 96.95 2462.5 224
Ravenstonedale   50.19 1274.8 193
Orton   69.68 1769.9 234
Kirkby Stephen   59.90 1521.5 238
Fairfield   87.40 2220.0 *
Patterdale hall   98.11 2492.0 222
Shap Church View 55.44 1408.2 *
Appleby Castle Bank 40.01 1016.3 219
  Ormside 34.70 881.4 209
Lowther Castle   52.01 1321.1 184
Ullswater (Swarth Fell) Swarth Fell 62.40 1585.0 *
Keswick Deer close 68.47 1739.1 242
  Derwent Island 62.00 1574.8 243
  Eskin Place 67.96 1726.2 193
  The Beeches 76.18 1935.0 217
  Shu-Le-Crow 72.93 1852.4 219
Sedbergh Gate 54.82 1392.4 200
  Brig Flatts 54.05 1372.9 210
  Thorns Hall 54.57 1386.1 217
         
 * = rain days not recorded.

Extremes of rainfall in 1894

Most rainfall at any site in the year - The Stye, Cumberland - 166.22 inch

Least rainfall at any site in the year - Gainsborough, Lincolnshire - 18.11 inch

In England that year the sites with the greatest rainfall were:

The Stye 166.22 inch

Seathwaite 147.53 inch

Sprinkling Tarn 141.89 inch

Mickleden 140.50 inch

Stye Head Tarn 132.70 inch

Dungeon Ghyll 131.13 inch

The only other site in Wales, Scotland or Ireland to have anything similar were:

Ben Nevis Observatory with 149.94 inch

Garthbibio (Bwlch Tomlyd) in Wales with 131.05 inch


Monthly Rainfall of 1894
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
Borrowdale(Seathwaite) 21.46 25.91 11.24 4.29 8.17 7.19 8.08 13.10 0.59 13.84 18.23 13.24 145.50
Brampton (Denton House) 2.32 4.90 1.73 1.03 3.11 3.04 3.01 6.03 0.30 2.91 3.83 2.66 34.87
Kendal (Kent Terrace) 5.51 9.30 4.06 1.71 3.74 3.25 3.55 4.83 0.33 4.42 6.30 7.11 54.11
Appleby 4.67 5.51 2.51 2.19 2.99 1.90 3.23 3.51 0.60 3.39 3.99 3.87 38.36
Lowther Castle 7.96 8.35 5.09 5.09 2.64 2.08 3.02 3.70 0.57 4.24 6.72 5.24 52.01
Comparison of the Rainfall 1894 with the average for 1880-89
  Average 1880-1889 Depth 1894 Diff from average %
Borrowdale (Seathwaite) 129 147.53 18.53 +14
Carlisle (Cemetery) 30.34 388.88 8.54 +28
Appleby 32.75 38.36 5.61 +17

PARTIAL DROUGHTS:


Blencowe School - 3rd September to October 6th – 34 days with just 0.22 inch recorded