2018 came to an end with a fairly soggy December. Indeed it was the wettest month of the year with 21 wet days and a rainfall total of 130.5 mm (5¼ Inches), 50% above the December average of 86 mm (3½ inches).
Well that’s it for another year. 2018 saw 163 wet days with rainfall totalling 827 mm (32¾ inches), just below the annual average of 851 mm (33½ inches).
The period June to October was relatively dry with rainfall almost half the average for this period. The remaining 7 months all recorded above average rainfall with the exception of Febuary.
I have an A4 sheet showing monthly rainfall etc. back to 1991. If anyone would like a copy, please let me know.
I mentioned in my October report that the drought appeared to be coming to an end. This certainly proved to be the case with November having 19 wet days totalling 125.5 mm (5 inches) well above the November average 96 … Continue reading
October was a relatively dry month with 54 mm (2 inches) of rainfall and 10 wet days. The second half of the month was very dry with just 4 mm (1/8 inch) October is currently the month with highest average … Continue reading
September started with 8 successive dry days and ended with 7 successive dry days. In the middle of the month there were 11 wets days, but 6 of these saw only a ½ mm, with the remaining 5 wet days … Continue reading
August was a somewhat wetter month than you may remember. There were 11 days with measurable rain falling, totalling 52.5 mm (2 inches), well below the August average of 72 mm (2¾ inches). Sunday the 26 August was a particularly … Continue reading
July was another quiet month for rain gauge readers. There were 6 days with measurable rain, totalling 23.5 mm (1 inch), almost a third of the July average of 64 mm (2½ inches). Sunday 29 July with 12 mm (½ … Continue reading
It doesn’t need me to tell you that June was an exceptionally dry month, indeed I was tempted to call this “The Lack of Rain Report”. There were in fact 13 mm (½ inch) of rainfall during the month, but … Continue reading
May rainfall totalled 60 mm (2¼ inches), just above the May average of 58 mm (2¼ inches). There were 12 wet days during the month. Most of the rain fell during the last week. The first 23 days saw just … Continue reading
There were plenty of April showers with rainfall on 16 days of the month totalling 74.5 mm (3 inches), which is above the April average of 61.5 mm (2½ inches). The majority of this rain fell during the first 11 … Continue reading
For the 27 years that I have recorded rainfall in Rimpton, March has had the lowest average monthly rainfall at 53.8 mm (2 inches). But this year was somewhat different with 127.5 mm (5 inches) and 21 wet days making … Continue reading