Saturday, 23 June 2012
Friday was wet, very wet as we broke our record daily amount of rainfall managing 35.1mm (1.4”). This followed on from a pretty wet Thursday. It also means that this June 2012 becomes the wettest month since I began keeping records 3 years ago. It takes over from April 2012 which didn't hold the record for very long.
Just to add insult to injury my main rain gauge stopped working too. I noticed in one particularly heavy downpour that it wasn't recording any rainfall at all. Fortunately like all good record keepers I have a back up rain gauge and this recorded 35.1mm for the day.
As a check both gauges recorded 9.6mm of rainfall on Thursday. I've investigated the cause of the problem which turned out to be a blockage where the water runs out of the funnel to be measured.
It’s easy enough to unblock the hole but much more difficult to correct the rainfall figures which appear on the graphs linked to this blog and on my other web pages. It might take a couple of days for these figure to be rectified.
These are my current figures for the wettest days and months since I started my weather station in July 2009. Obviously the figures for June will be updated at the end of the month.
Posted by Greenfingers41 at 09:46