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 seeing 39 mm (1½ inches) making the September total 42 mm (1¾ inches), a bit below the September average of 58 mm (2¼ inches). This was certainly nothing like the end of the 1976 drought I spoke of with 151 mm (6 inches), and as far as I can tell there have been very few mushrooms. Indeed, to date I have only found 6.
The wettest September I have recorded was 2000 with 134 mm (5¼ inches) and the driest 2003 with 9.5 mm (½ inch).
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
After 6 months of almost continuous wet days, February returned to near normal with just 10 wet days and a total rainfall of 35.5 mm (1½ inches), well below the February average of 59 mm (2¼ inches). The second half … Continue reading
2018 has started much the same as 2017 ended with a lot of wet days. January saw 21 wet days with 90 mm (3½ inches) of rainfall, just above the January average of 84 mm (3¼ inches). There was a … Continue reading
December continued the trend of the last 4 months with a high number of wet days. There were 20 wet days with rainfall totalling 94.5 mm (3¾ inches), slightly above the December average of 86 mm (3½ inches). So, that’s … Continue reading