Saturday, 28 April 2012

Drought Update

The graph below shows my average rainfall by month since Oct 2005 compared to this year. April has prodcued 61mm of rain so far and we still have 2 days to go. It looks likely that May will continue wet and mild so hopefully the hose pipe ban will only last this year!!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Raining cats and dogs

In Chepstow tonight and here is a picture of the local river along side the hotel which is ready ready to burst due to heavy rain. The other photo is just the wonder fall valley I'm in!

At home I have had 10mm of rain today which means we have had the wettest April since I have started recording weather in 2005. So far with still 5 days to go we have had 50mm of rain on April.

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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Funny old weather

What a funny old month April is turning out to be!
Rain is back on the cards which we really need. This april we have had 20mm of rain so far compared to 0.6mm for the whole of April 2011.
Actually I anticipate April's rain to be slightly above average based on tonight's country file forecast. I recon the month will end up above 40mm with my record being 38mm in 2006. This is great news for the rivers and gardens.
Temps are also considerably down this April at 7.7 degrees this year compared to 13 degrees last year and 8.2 degrees in Feb this year. Today there was "snow" for a brief spell when I drove home from Cambridge and this afternoon there was actually hailstones.
Just to show how the weather is behaving around the world currently, in America today there have been dangerous tornados which has killed at least 5 people.
Here is a photo of today's hailstones bouncing of the roof and filling the gutter.

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Location:Cliffe woods