Monday, 27 July 2015

Finally Got Some Rain - But!

Some rain finally arrived by lunch time on Sunday but I wouldn’t exactly term it heavy rain as forecast by the Met Office. It certainly was dull enough for heavy rain but all it managed was not much more than a steady drizzle. By early evening we’d managed only 3.4mm (0.13”) of rain which isn’t going to solve our dry ground issues. A little bit more in the evening brought the day’s total to 4.4mm or 0.17”.

I thought my rain gauge might be blocked after all it’s a while since it has seen any serious action and our woodpigeons have a nasty habit of doing the dirty on it causing a bit of a blockage. The easy way is to check on Weather Underground first and see how much other weather stations around have recorded. 
Most of the stations have recorded more or less the same so I’m assuming my rainfall measurement is accurate and doesn’t have a woodpigeon problem.

After the chilly start to the day and because the afternoon rain brought with it some cooler temperatures Sunday finished up with the lowest average temperature of the month of 12.1°C (53.8°F). It seems a far cry from that scorching hot day on the first of the month when the thermometer hit 33.1°C (91.6°F).

It’s been downhill ever since.  

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


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