Rainfall Records

                      
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                   Jan       Feb       Mar     Apr       May       Jun      Jul      Aug      Sep      Oct       Nov       Dec        Year
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   Total                                                         152.0    141.2      62.5    72.8     61.6      64.3     157.4           
2007  A                                                             17       22        11      15       10        16        19           
      B                                                             16       18         8       9        7        10        15           


   Total         226.2      88.8     135.7    60.6      25.2      84.6    102.6     138.0   124.0    219.3      85.0      91.3     1381.3
2008  A             26        14        22      22         9        16       16        24      18       25        18        17        227
      B             23         9        17      17         6        13       13        17      15       19        14        11        174


   Total         226.2      29.3      43.8    40.2      71.2      39.8    200.2     109.6    31.6     62.4     317.2      93.0     1264.5
2009  A             21        10        16      11        20        14       26        23      10       19        28        26        224
      B             18         5         9       8        17         7       21        17       4       14        26        15        161




   Total          36.6      24.4      79.6    18.0      14.8      33.0    107.8      59.0    87.9     89.4     128.1      24.3      702.9
2010  A             19        23        17       8         9        10       22        15      17       19        23        13        195
      B              7         6        11       5         5         8       16         9      15       15        18         8        123


   Total         142.6     174.7      59.9    43.7     112.6      65.8     69.6     108.7   126.9    111.9     108.9     180.1     1305.4
2011  A             18        21        11       9        24        19       13        23      20       25        17        30        230
      B             13        21         9       3        18        12       10        17      15       21        16        24        179


   Total          90.7      37.8      31.2    91.9      90.8     148.6    110.3     143.5   123.7    120.7     186.5     240.2     1415.9
2012  A             18        12         9      19        14        20       25        22      20       17        24        22        222
      B             13         7         6      14        10        17       20        16      17       13        21        20        174


   Total         111.6      27.5      37.6    86.0      81.0      49.2    120.7     121.3    68.4    193.5      64.6     270.7     1232.1
2013  A             17        10        14      15        18        13       10        13      14       26        17        24        191
      B             12         5        11      12        14        10        9        12      12       23        12        22        154


   Total         219.7     235.5      92.5    61.5      81.9      47.1     61.9     159.8    10.1    189.4      91.5      92.9     1343.8
2014  A             26        27        17      12        18        12       14        24       3       28        24        22        227
      B             23        25        11      11        16         7       10        15       3       22        17        16        176


   Total         202.1      75.4     104.6    49.9     110.4      35.9     78.5      97.0    32.5     74.1     231.5      571.9    1663.8
2015  A             24        13        18      12        18        13       23        22       9       15        27         31       225
      B             21         8        13      10        15         8       16        18       6       11        22         28       176


   Total         195.1     111.3      73.0    95.1      28.2      94.0     66.5     133.0    99.6     23.9       77.1      75.3    1072.1
2016  A             26        19        11      21        10        19       18        19      20       12         20        19       214
      B             21        14         8      17         7        15       14        13      13        4         13        14       153


   Total          61.7      78.6     100.2    19.6      38.2     160.1                                                              458.4
2017  A             18        19        21      12        14        19                                                                103
      B             11        12        17       6         8        16                                                                 70

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    MEAN         151.3      88.3      75.8    56.7      65.4      82.7    105.9     113.2    77.8    114.6     135.5     179.7     1246.9
      A           21.3      16.8      15.6    14.1      15.4      15.6     18.9      19.6    14.6     19.6      21.4      22.3      215.2
      B           16.2      11.2      11.2    10.3      11.6      11.7     14.7      14.2    10.9     14.9      16.9      17.3      161.1


Days >=  5.0 mm    9.6       6.0       5.3     4.1       4.2       5.1      6.8       7.6     4.5      7.0       8.6       9.1       77.9

Days >= 10.0 mm    4.6       2.7       2.6     1.4       1.7       2.5      3.2       3.9     2.7      4.0       5.3       5.2       39.8

Days >= 25.4 mm    1.2       0.4       0.2     0.2       0.2       0.5      0.2       0.5     0.2      0.6       0.7       1.7        6.6
                                                      

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NOTES:-

 
    1.) All figures are in mm's - 25.4 mm = 1 inch
    2.) AWS records used upto and including July 2010 - 'Standard' 5" Snowdon copper rain gauge used from August 2011.
    3.) A = 'Rain Days' - days on which a measurable (0.2mm) amount of rainfall/ppt was recorded
    4.) B = 'Wet Days'  - days on which 1.0 mm>= of rainfall/ppt was recorded
    5.) whilst some figures are rounded up/down, year totals are exact
    



DROUGHTS AND DRY SPELLS:-

    1.) ABSOLUTE DROUGHT - 09.03.16. - 23.03.16.    15 Days of no measurable rain (inc' x3 days of 'trace')

                           06.09.14. - 22.09.14.    17 Days of no measurable raain

                           04.07.13. - 21.07.13.    18 Days of no measurable rain

                           23.03.13. - 10.04.13.    19 Days - 0.3 mm (actually included x3 days of 0.1 mm and x8 of 'trace' - but none of 0.2 mm)

                           18.03.12. - 01.04.12.    15 Days of no measurable rain.

                           12.05.08. - 26.05.08.    15 Days of no measurable rain.



    2.) PARTIAL DROUGHT  - 06.04.11. - 04.05.11.    29 Days - 1.8 mm

                           07.04.10. - 05.05.10.    29 Days - 3.2 mm                           

  

    3.) DRY SPELLS       - 14.02.13. - 05.03.13.    20 Days - 1.4 mm

                           11.04.10. - 27.04.10.    17 Days - 1.2 mm

                           27.02.10. - 17.03.10.    19 Days - 1.8 mm

                           09.09.09. - 01.10.09.    23 Days - 0.6 mm

                           10.04.09. - 24.04.09.    15 Days - 0.4 mm

                           21.12.08. - 05.01.09.    16 Days - 0.9 mm

                           19.08.07. - 14.09.07.    27 Days - 1.8 mm
                                                  

   
    1.) ABSOLUTE DROUGHT - Period of at least 15 consecutive days to none of which is credited 0.2mm (0.01 inch) of ppt
    2.) PARTIAL DROUGHT  - Period of at least 29 consecutive days whose mean daily ppt does not exceed 0.2mm
    3.) DRY SPELL        - Period of at least 15 consecutive days to none of which is credited 1.0mm (0.04 inch) of ppt




RAIN SPELLS AND WET SPELLS:-

   
   1.)  WET SPELL        - 23.11.11. - 08.12.11.     16 Days - 148.5 mm

                           12.11.09. - 29.11.09.     18 Days - 241.0 mm


   2.) RAIN SPELL        - 21.01.16. - 09.02.16.     20 Days - 180.7 mm

                           23.11.15. - 13.01.16.     52 Days - 692.3 mm

                           03.11.15. - 21.11.15.     19 Days - 180.0 mm

                           09.12.14. - 26.12.14.     18 Days -  71.6 mm

                           13.10.14. - 04.11.14.     23 Days - 139.0 mm

                           31.01.14. - 27.02.14.     28 Days - 254.2 mm

                           22.12.11. - 06.01.12.     16 Days -  89.7 mm

                           23.11.11. - 20.12.11.     28 Days - 207.9 mm

                           14.08.09. - 04.09.09.     22 Days - 120.2 mm

                          

    1.)  WET SPELL - a period of at least 15 consecutive days to each of which is credited 1.0 mm (0.1 inch) of ppt
    2.) RAIN SPELL - a period of at least 15 consecutive days to each of which is credited 0.2 mm (0.01 inch) of ppt
   



CONSECUTIVE DAYS TO RECORD IN EXCESS OF 1 INCH (25.4 mm) OF RAIN:-

 
     1.)     18/19th of November 2009   -  27.8 mm and 45.8 mm
     2.)         9th/10th of May 2012   -  28.8 mm and 26.1 mm
     3.) 3rd/4th/5th of December 2015   -  30.8 mm and 63.8 mm and 122.4 mm  -  the first time that 1 inch + has been recorded on 3 consecutive days **see below
     4.)     25-26th of December 2015   -  31.4 mm and 40.6 mm




OTHER NOTABLE PERIODS:-

 
     1.) December 2013 was extremely wet and at its worst during the four day period of 20th-23rd we had 114.6 mm of rain - that is an average of 1.13 inches per day.
            20th = 42.0 mm          21st = 23.4 mm          22nd = 3.9 mm          23rd = 45.3 mm 


     2.) As already mentioned December 2013 was very wet, but really only from the 14th and the cyclonic pattern continued into January 2014. 
          This has given an intriguing one month running total of rainfall, which as such creates the 'wettest month' recorded at this site and even wetter than November 2009:
                                 
                                    11th December 2013 - 10th January 2014 = 353.1 mm


     3.) **December 2015 - has surpassed all that has gone before, this was extreme - The first time in my records to have 1+ inch of rain on three consecutive days!
           The focus was the 5th, now easily the wettest day in my records, the 4th being the 3rd wettest. The village was flooded and cut-off, the conditions were unbelievably grim.
            3rd = 30.8 mm           4th = 63.8 mm          5th - 122.4 mm         a combined total of 217.0 mm

            At Crosby Ravensworth School there was a 48hr total for 09-0900 hrs 4-6th of 229.6 mm, this compares to the 262.6 mm recorded for the same period at Shap (Wet Sleddale).

            From 2030 hrs on the 4th to 0215 hrs on the 6th, the AWS measured at least 0.2 mm (and often more) in every single 5 minute recording period - this was non-stop rain.

            On the 17th, December became the wettest month of any month on record, knocking spots of that Nov' 2009 record which had been considered a virtually impregnable record.

            Apart from one day, 22nd Nov' rain was recorded on every day from 3.11.15. - 13.1.16.