Friday, 26 August 2016

A Bit of a Wet Day

Wednesday turned out to be another lovely summer's day. It didn't seem as sunny as Tuesday and the temperature was slightly lower too but nevertheless a lovely August day. Thursday was a different matter altogether.
Temperature, Rainfall & Sunshine Records for 23-25 August 2016
It rained in the early hours of Thursday morning and the dull weather continued through the morning with the occasional burst of rain. On the off change that the rain might hold off in the afternoon we headed for the plot. We had a few minutes before a few drops of rain began to fall. We carried on for a while but the rain gradually got heavier until we were forced to take shelter in the shed and brew an early cup of coffee.
The rain didn't show any sign of easing off so we decided to call it a day. I decided to give the tomatoes in the greenhouse a drink before we left. It's amazing how wet you can get filling up a couple of watering cans.

By early evening our rainfall total for the day had reached 15.8mm, (0.62ins) and it was still raining after taking this recording making it our wettest day since 28 March 2016 when we had 15.4mm or 0.61ins. Our wettest day this year was 04 March 2016 with 27.6mm (1.09ins)so we'll have to go some to beat that in the remaining four hours up to midnight.


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