Rainfall figures: over a month’s worth of rain in two days

25 09 2012

Rainfall totals for the past few days – from 1:00 am Sunday morning to 8:00 am this morning – show some areas have already had more than twice their usual September rainfall. Ravensworth, in North Yorkshire, has seen the highest total, with 107.8 mm falling, over 200 % of its average September rainfall.

The rainfall has been widespread, with many areas across the United Kingdom receiving large totals. Killylane, in Antrim Northern Ireland saw 98.2 mm, and high totals were also recorded in the south-west, with 72.4 mm in Filton and 65.2 mm at Dunkeswell Aerodrome.

Site Name Area Precipitation (mm)
Ravensworth                      North Yorkshire      107.8
Killylane                        Antrim               98.2
Stormont Castle                  Down                 87
Altnahinch Filters               Antrim               83
Rhyl No 2                        Clwyd                75.8
Levens Hall                      Cumbria              73.2
Durham                           Durham               73.2
Leeming                          North Yorkshire      72.8
Shap                             Cumbria              72.4
Filton                           Avon                 72.2
Pennerley                        Shropshire           71.4
Pateley Bridge, Ravens Nest      North Yorkshire      71.2
Crosby                           Merseyside           68.6
Shawbury                         Shropshire           65.8
Hereford, Credenhill             Hereford & Worcester 65.6
Albemarle                        Northumberland       65.6
Dunkeswell Aerodrome             Devon                65.2
Bingley, No 2                    West Yorkshire       64.4
Liscombe                         Somerset             62.4
Blencathra                       Cumbria              62.2

Further heavy rainfall is expected in some areas. Keep up to date with your local forecasts and weather warnings, plus flood alerts from the Environment Agency.


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