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by Len Wood
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: Exceptionally wind
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Exceptionally wind

Storm Callum gave southerly gales on Friday and Saturday here.
Gusts were up to 54 knots on Friday afternoon.
The windiest its been for some time.

Is anybody there?

Been blown away?

:(
by Len Wood
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: Reservoir levels
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Re: Reservoir levels

Still going down..
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by Len Wood
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: Reservoir levels
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Reservoir levels

We are now in a state of less water in our SW Water reservoirs than this time last year.. The present break in the drought will arrest the fall temporarily. Interesting to see that the demand for water has decreased in the last 2 decades in the Southwest. Presumably due to metering. This is not what...
by Len Wood
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: Lack of precipitation East Dorset
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Re: Lack of precipitation East Dorset

Compared to your location Martin, our dry spell only started in May. 37.3 mm in May. (Average 61 mm) 8.8 mm to 17th June. (Average 65 mm) The 'winter-half' precipitation [October - March] for Wembury was 130% of LTA. Our South West Water reservoirs are fairly full at around 90% so there is no worry ...
by Len Wood
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Climate
Topic: Warm and sunny May 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 545

Warm and sunny May 2018

Reported as second warmest May since 1878 as shown by Central Engalnd Temp (CET).

Warm, but only 4th warmest in my record going back to 1986 in Wembury.

mean temps:
2008 14.8C
1989 14.6C
1998 14.4C
2018 14.0C
by Len Wood
Thu May 03, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: April warming trend
Replies: 0
Views: 619

April warming trend

Over the last 30 years, April in Wembury shows a significant warming trend.
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by Len Wood
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: Wet first half of April
Replies: 0
Views: 456

Wet first half of April

Rain total to 16th, 74.2 mm. That's 111% of average. The second half cannot possibly be as wet looking at the medium term forecast. But I would not be surprised to see the 100 mm total being reached by the end of the month. We had 142.9 mm in 2012 followed by a wet June July and August. This can't h...
by Len Wood
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Climate
Topic: Winter rain trend
Replies: 3
Views: 1967

Re: Winter rain trend

Seems you missed the very wet winter of 2013/14 in N Staffs Paul. Only 300 mm as opposed to 600mm at Hurn! 93/94 seems to be your wettest at 375 mm, 514 mm in Wembury, my second wettest in my record and not far off 543 mm in 2013/14. Clearly Newcastle- under-Lyme is in a rain shadow, and no where ne...
by Len Wood
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Climate
Topic: Winter rain trend
Replies: 3
Views: 1967

Winter rain trend

My perception is that winters are getting wetter in S. Devon.
I am not sure how true this is but the graph below hints at this.
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by Len Wood
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: Soggy March
Replies: 3
Views: 1428

Re: Soggy March

Same here Nick.

1st to 11th March

Rain 80.2 mm (My 30yr average for March is 91.3 mm)
Mean max 8.1°C
Mean min 2.5°C

I'm fed up with squelching around my garden
and coastal paths are mostly mud baths.