April 2017 dryness

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Len Wood
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Location: 1 km from coast in Wembury, SW Devon

April 2017 dryness

Post by Len Wood » Wed May 03, 2017 7:58 pm

85% of the rainfall for April here fell on the first and last days.
9.9 mm on 1st and 15.6 mm on 30th.
Total for month 30 mm.

The rain on the last day ruined any chance of record dryness.

Otherwise it would have beaten the previous driest April of 14.8 mm in 2011.

It just goes to show how arbitrary it is dividing the year into months for climatological studies.
Wembury, SW Devon coast

83 m amsl

Richard Hunt
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Location: Hornsea, East Yorkshire. 10m AMSL

Re: April 2017 dryness

Post by Richard Hunt » Tue May 09, 2017 7:07 pm

A dry April for me, and a dry May so far.

0·0mm in the gauge. Nothing measurable since April 28th.
COL Station: 25020

N 53°54'.185". W000°10'.235"

10m AMSL

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