Saturday, 24 August 2013

Bucketed Down!

Friday was cloudy and mild and, as forecast, by evening the storm clouds were gathering and threatening something rather spectacular. We had a few claps of thunder and some spots of rain but that was all.

Then in the early hours of Saturday morning it tipped. At 03:42 the rain was falling at 138mm/hr. That’s three times the amount we might expect in the whole of August in an hour. It obviously didn't last that long as, when the storm ended, the total rainfall came to 12.4mm.

Just in case you were wondering yesterday’s blog still remains true. It takes more than one heavy shower to change the fact that we have had a rather prolonged spell with below average rainfall. Another 20mm of rainfall is required by the end of the month to return the running 12 month average to 100% of annual expected rainfall.

Copyright: Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary author M Garrett


  1. Saw the weather forecast was for VERY heavy rain for you. So it didn't come to much. Similarly in Edinburgh, despite all the cloud and threat of rain, it's been less than average and the ground is pretty dry.

    1. Plenty of dark clouds but not a lot of rain. I'm hoping Saturday morning's rain will at least let me get some ground prepared for winter brassicas.


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