Finally - rain!

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Greg Gruner
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Finally - rain!

Post by Greg Gruner » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:56 pm

After 15 rainless days, we finally had a shower here in Farnborough this evening. 0.5mm, so it didn't do much - still used the hose in the garden. But with that length of rainless spell and the heat (5 days >28C) it meant that unwatered grass and plants were showing drought stress. Looks like we might have some more rain and/or showers next week, so maybe the hose can have a rest!

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Nicholas Gardner
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Re: Finally - rain!

Post by Nicholas Gardner » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:52 pm

No rain here. I mowed the hay today. I wouldn't call it grass anymore as it is going brown from drought and sun scorch.

No rain of any significance since the 5th June and hoping for some this coming week though I don't think it will amount to much here, and then back to the generally dry regime that has dominated the last 12 months or so. July is usually the driest month of the year (along with September) here and if things continue it could end up a seriously dry summer.

The water butts also ran dry today, all 1000 litres of the stuff.

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Len Wood
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Re: Finally - rain!

Post by Len Wood » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:12 pm

17 mm here in my 5 inch gauge in 24 hrs to 1800 BST.
Very persistent and still raining at 2300 BST.

The low pressure is not going anywhere fast.
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Richard Hunt
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Re: Finally - rain!

Post by Richard Hunt » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:00 pm

Had the wettest day since 25th June 2007 on the 28th with 39·4 mm in the gauge from midnight to 2230 UTC.

The monthly total for June 2017 stands at 112·2mm to 2100 UTC on the 30th.
COL Station: 25020

N 53°54'.185". W000°10'.235"

10m AMSL

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Re: Finally - rain!

Post by Nicholas Gardner » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:23 am

Nicholas Gardner wrote:No rain here. I mowed the hay today. I wouldn't call it grass anymore as it is going brown from drought and sun scorch.
In the end the rains came! :D

The month went from being almost drought stricken to 'slightly' soggy within two days. The June total ended up at 73.6 mm which is in the wet 'category' I reckon (>150%).
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Len Wood
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Re: Finally - rain!

Post by Len Wood » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:51 am

68.7 mm in my 5 inch gauge for the month of June.
Pretty well spot on average.

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