1959 Rainfall

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Rainfall in 1959

Station   Grid reference Height Above Sea level in Feet Average Rainfall " 1916-1950 Yearly Rainfall in Inches Yearly Rainfall in MM Days with 0.1" or more Days with 0.4" or more
Penrith Hutton John NY(35)439270 688 48.1 40.72 1034.3 160 141
Penruddock School   NY(35)427277 860 49.8 43.21 1097.5 168 146
Penrith Castle Park NY(35)514299 490 33.3 32.73 831.3 138 122
Newton Rigg   NY(35)493310 560 34.9 32.83 833.9 170 132
Uldale Chapel House Reservoir NY(35)260359 620 48.2 42.08 1068.8 158 148
Penrith Nunwick Hall NY(35)553358 290 32.0 27.80 706.1 167 125
Penrith Great Salkeld NY(35)551365 330 32.1 27.96 710.2 169 127
Troutbeck Welbank NY(35)337323 800 67.9 56.33 1430.8 175 157
Renwick   NY(35)598433 712 38.7 30.61 777.5 188 140
Wigton Brookfield NY(35)242478 110 34.1 30.70 779.8    
Geltsdale Old Water NY(35)590533 990 36.94 938.3    
Silloth Airfield   NY(35)125537 25 35.1 32.31 820.7 164 125
Gelstdale   NY(35)573536 778 38.0 35.22 894.6 188 151
Castle Carrock   NY(35)545551 480 27.07 687.6 171 123
Carlisle Spittal cemetery NY(35)390544 114 32.1 25.21 640.3 160 128
Carlisle Sewage Works NY(35)388565 39 31.3 24.07 611.4 163 117
Longtown CAD NY(35)347673 50 33.6 27.36 694.9 168 123
Spadeadam RAF NY(35)599720 900 41.00 1041.4 188 148
Bewcastle Ashycroft NY(35)567769 740 45.6 37.59 954.8    
Sprinkling Tarn   NY(35)227091 1985 185.0 141.80 3601.7    
Styehead Tarn   NY(35)221097 1472 172.9 139.75 3549.7    
Styhead A   NY(35)231106 1100 158.0 150.20 3815.1    
Borrowdale Stockley Bridge NY(35)233110 585 144.6 134.75 3422.7    
Seathwaite    NY(35)237119 423 131.6 114.70 2913.4    
Helvellyn Hill Top Gill NY(35)318119 1025 104.3 94.25 2394.0    
Ullscarf   NY(35)295123 2100 124.3 114.01 2895.9    
Thirlmere The Nook NY(35)319128 621 98.9 94.26 2394.2 210 173
Helvellyn Birkside NY(35)333133 1900 98.4 95.28 2420.1    
Wythburn   NY(35)318138 610 102.0 96.98 2463.3    
Helvellyn Brown Rigg NY(35)313143 1400 110.98 2818.9    
Borrowdale The Moraine NY(35)256143 330 105.4 94.51 2400.6 197 170
Armboth Fells The Pewitts NY(35)290165 1650 101.3 108.10 2745.7    
Thirlmere Dale Head Hall NY(35)314175 620 90.7 87.34 2218.4 216 174
Keswick Derwent Island NY(35)262224 290 60.5 53.19 1351.0 162 142
Keswick Netherholme NY(35)274229 350 52.74 1339.6 186 150
Braithwaite Black Wood NY(35)231237 375 67.5 64.12 1628.6 183 154
Cockermouth   NY(35)116304 118 34.89 886.2   128
Bootle Fellside SD(34)117882 265 50.2 44.10 1120.1    
Ravenglass The Grove SD(34)088965 70 44.1 39.15 994.4    
Sellafield Windscale Works NY(35)027032 43 43.4 38.02 965.7 185 158
Braystones   NY(35)008058 36 41.6 37.41 950.2    
Wast Water Wastdale Head NY(35)186089 270 99.4 75.00 1905.0    
Ennerdale Gillerthwaite NY(35)143140 420 93.0 89.20 2265.7    
Ennerdale Bleach Green NY(35)085153 384 65.93 1674.6 186 157
Whitehaven Stanley Pond NX(25)982143 90 45.0 45.06 1144.5 169 148
St Bees Lighthouse   NX(25)941143 309 38.4 36.48 926.6 173 134
Whitehaven Summergrove NX(25)999159 283 46.91 1191.5 188 156
Workington Coke Ovens NX(25)989280 29 38.0 33.84 859.5 171 136
Millom Lanthwaite SD(34)165851 145 56.7 44.70 1135.4 199 160
Ulpha   SD(34)209947 255 80.5 66.98 1701.3 195 160
Nenthead  School NY(35)777438 1440 42.62 1082.5 190 146
Kirkby Stephen Eden Place NY(35)774096 544 41.9 31.49 799.8 146 130
Wastdale Pike   NY(35)535084 1825 100.8 87.46 2221.5    
Mosedale Mosedale Cottage NY(35)496095 1443 101.9 100.06 2541.5    
Mosedale Artle Crag NY(35)482102 2134 1007.2 99.09 2516.9    
Wet Sleddale Mirethwaite NY(35)537107 995 87.9 76.76 1949.7    
Blea water   NY(35)456108 1400 117.5 117.07 2973.6    
Sleddale High Wether Howe NY(35)575111 1620 86.9 77.97 1980.4    
Mardale Riggindale NY(35)466118 892 102.9 102.80 2611.1    
Swindale Parsonage   NY(35)510129 875 75.3 77.38 1965.5    
Mardale Whelter NY(35)469132 819 94.5 95.89 2435.6    
Mardale Low Raise NY(35)454137 2465 111.7 105.52 2680.2    
Shap Thornship Gill NY(35)551132 844 61.8 67.23 1707.6    
Mardale Guerness NY(35)483135 905 86.0 80.75 2051.1    
Shap Tailbert Head NY(35)530143 1100 70.17 1782.3    
Hawes Water Wallow Crag NY(35)496149 1412 79.6 78.76 2000.5    
Hawes Water Naddle House NY(35)509153 825 70.52 1791.2    
Hawes Water Sandhills NY(35)485153 824 74.97 1904.2    
Meassand Beck Keasgill NY(35)461151 1800 87.3 92.16 2340.9    
Hawes Water Burn Banks NY(35)503159 835 71.6 64.42 1636.3 185 149
Patterdale Greenside Mine NY(35)364174 1101 95.3 90.84 2307.3    
Bampton Sealhole Grain NY(35)471166 1775 80.8 84.02 2134.1    
Bampton Stanegarth NY(35)497177 913 64.3 61.29 1556.8    
Cawdale Beck Howe Grain NY(35)478176 1130 74.0 72.84 1850.1    
Heltondale Kidmoor NY(35)478176 1043   66.90 1699.3    
Appleby Castle   NY(35)684198 480 36.5 30.08 764.0 171 121
Appleby  Highfield NY(35)688201 480 35.6 30.59 777.0 167 133
Penrith  Askham Hall NY(35)515239 610 37.80 960.1   128
Pooley Bridge Bowerbank NY(35)474247 525 42.5 39.62 1006.3 167 137
Temple Sowerby   NY(35)609273 355 32.6 29.82 757.4    
Windermere Nurseries NY(35)410982 350 66.9 60.55 1538.0 185 157
Windermere Holehird NY(35)413997 500 71.1 66.88 1698.8 199 170
Windermere Brockhole NY(35)389009 175 68.6 71.39 1813.3 182 159
Windermere Briery Close NY(35)391019 325 69.2 65.10 1653.5 196 165
Troutbeck The Howe NY(35)414023 496 73.5 62.75 1593.9    
Ambleside   NY(35)372040 145 74.4 70.48 1790.2 186 166
Great Langdale Copt Howe NY(35)315058 371 92.87 2358.9 200 169
Rydal The Hall NY(35)365065 354 86.1 79.71 2024.6 201 174
Great Langdale Long House NY(35)306067 353 108.3 98.95 2513.3 199 179
Grasmere Woningsworth NY(35)331084 260 90.32 2294.1 193 177
Milnthorpe Crooklands SD(34)535836 156 47.3 46.41 1178.8    
Heversham Plumtree Hall SD(34)496836 120   43.87 1114.3 176 155
Levens Beathwaite SD(34)487862 125 51.6 53.05 1347.5 182 159
Levens Bridge End SD(34)475858 23 46.84 1189.7 180 150
Killington Reservoir   SD(34)593908 670 51.08 1297.4   158
Kendal School   SD(34)519915 136 51.3 46.90 1191.3 183 147
Kendal Fisher tarn Sd(34)552929 742 55.3 52.04 1321.8 197 159
Long Sleddale Nether Bower NY(35)504024 600 66.70 1694.2    
Lunedale Conny Pot NY(35)815202 1840 60.7 41.80 1061.7    
Moor House Burnt Hill Weir NY(35)751331 1840 63.47 1612.1    
Moor House Dufton NY(35)758328 1840 81.2 63.29 1607.6 198 171
Moor House Sike Hill NY(35)772321 1840 79.4 61.73 1567.9    
Moor House Bog Hill Weir NY(35)773327 1700 79.2 61.28 1556.5    



Monthly and Annual rainfall 1959
Station Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total Total mm
Silloth Airfield 1.53 1.02 1.51 2.59 1.13 3.69 3.38 0.72 2.38 4.57 5.16 4.63 32.31 820.7
Geltsdale 2.38 1.07 1.75 3.00 1.98 3.10 4.01 0.92 1.65 4.47 5.71 5.18 35.22 894.6
Keswick (Netherholme) 3.80 1.31 3.84 4.53 1.19 4.15 4.86 1.02 1.23 8.74 7.87 10.65 53.19 1351.0
Ravenglass (The Grove) 2.06 1.45 2.82 3.16 1.13 3.06 2.68 0.52 1.77 5.81 7.22 7.47 39.15 994.4
Ennerdale (Gillerthwaite) 4.90 4.50 7.90 6.40 2.00 6.00 5.30 2.90 2.30 12.50 15.50 19.00 89.20 2265.7
Appleby Castle 2.41 0.78 1.37 3.03 1.12 4.25 3.64 0.53 1.08 3.02 4.65 4.71 30.59 777.0
Ambleside 4.57 2.61 5.33 5.06 1.80 6.19 6.46 0.99 1.38 9.73 10.73 15.63 70.48 1790.2
Kendal (Fisher Tarn Reservoir) 3.59 2.14 3.62 5.14 1.35 5.11 5.84 1.25 1.48 5.56 7.05 9.91 52.04 1321.8



Droughts and Dry Spells 1959
  Absolute Drought Dry Spells  
  Began  Ended Lasted Began Ended Lasted Rain
Geltsdale Aug-28 Sep-15 19 Aug-28 Sep-19 23 0.03
  Sep-26 Oct-11 16 Sep-26 Oct-11 16 0.00
Keswick May-16 May-30 15 May-16 May-30 15 0.00
  Aug-25 Sep-19 26 Aug-24 Sep-19 27 0.01
  Sep-26 Oct-11 16 Sep-26 Oct-11 16 0.00
Ambleside       Jan-30 Feb-13 15 0.06
  Aug-25 Sep-19 26 Aug-25 Sep-19 26 0.00
  Sep-26 Oct-10 15 Sep-26 Oct-11 16 0.03




Wettest Months  in England 1959
Borrowdale (Stockley Bridge) Dec 31"
Wettest Months  in England 1960
Borrowdale (Seathwaite) Nov 28"

--Pacrabtree 10:51, 14 February 2012 (PST)