Rain Data in Chipping

With thanks to Muriel Lord for all the information contained on this page.

In the UK there are scores of Met Office rainfall observation sites where data is collected from their equipment by volunteers like us.    The data then sent to the Met Office ultimately.   We process this data for our own interest,  calculating averages and drawing up charts etc.

 

Now the legal disclaimer

“This data is the best available at present from a Met Office approved site. It has not yet been quality controlled by the Met Office therefore this data may undergo changes through further data quality control once received by them. This data is not admissible to support legal proceedings”.

https://www.netweather.tv/weather-forecasts/uk/7-day

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/forecast/gcw4hzu8k#?date=2020-02-23

Click Rain Data 1968-2020 for totals and graphs
Click Rain Data Total 1968-2021 for totals & graph
Click Rain Data 2021 for graph
2023 Rain Data Months & averages

 

monthly totals in mm so far

Rain_Data_Excel.xlsx

MONTH 2019       2020   2021 2022  2023

2024

JAN      78.2 124.8mm  300.6 mm RECORD for Jan  82.0mm  180.1 mm

197.2 mm

FEB      73.4 333.2 (13.1") 132.5 mm  248.5mm  48.8 mm 184.8 mm
MARCH    235.4 114.8mm  162.9 mm  34.9mm  183.7 mm 169.4 mm
APRIL      53.9     24.3mm  19.4 mm -- included an unbroken spell of 15 dry days.  91.9mm  75.3 mm 141.3 mm
MAY      92.0   37.6mm  154.5 mm  97.2mm  28.8 mm  
JUNE    127.7 194.5 mm (Far above average for June)  35.1  mm  72.8mm  113.4 mm  
JULY    132.3 266.0mm  124.8 mm -- included an unbroken spell of 14 dry days  97.2mm  355.4mm  
AUGUST    180.8 200.0mm  113.1 mm  59.9 mm  102.10 mm
 
SEPTEMBER    294.5    93.3mm  103.9 mm  105.5 mm  158.70 mm  
OCTOBER    227.6 262.3mm  

252.8 mm -- included 65.2 mm rain on 31st!

 163.4 mm

 

224.8 mm The 74.6mm overnight 5th/6th was a big contributor

 
NOVEMBER    101.0 191.4 mm  

 

130.2 mm.

Storm Arwen  on 26/27 brought us first snow of the year as well asdamaging N gales. 

 191.9 mm

 1879 mm 

Already over 1700mm for the year!

 
DECEMBER    208.0 (8.2" approx) 167.4 mm

 

231.3 mm

Heavy rain Dec 29th and 30th totalled  72.5mm

 161.7 mm  300.1 mm  
   
   

The total for 2023 was 1956.1 mm.   Thus the 3rd wettest year in the past 54 years  of daily recording.

Beaten only by 2012 with 1984.0 mm and 2020 with 2009.6 mm.

The spell July – Dec 2023 was the wettest 6 month period ever recorded here.   The previous wettest for that period was in 2012.

Rain Averages 2023

Chipping Annual Rainfall 1969-2021
10 wettest years in ranking order
Year (mm) (inches)
2020 2009.6 79.1
2012 1984.0 78.1
2000 1947.4 76.7
2017 1936.1 76.2
1980 1862.8 73.3
2019 1804.8 71.1
1981 1784.1 70.2
2008 1774.0 69.8
2011 1770.2 69.7
2021 1761.1 69.3

2022 Rainfall

Total 1406.9mm

Comment on 2021 so far --

Total for 2021 to end of October is 1399.4 mm.   Long term average for this period is 1174.0 mm

Total for 2021 was 1761.1 mm.  That's 264.7 mm above the long term average.

2021 was 10th wettest year since daily recording started here 52 years ago.

There was a record wet January and  a very wet October and December.

 

Apart from 1980 and 1981 all the years wetter than 2021 are since (and including) 2000.

 

Wettest January recorded here since gauge was set up in Sep 1968.

Included the wettest day ever recorded  here -- 81.0 mm.

Apr --  19.4 mm -- included an unbroken spell of 15 dry days.

 

So the total for 2020 was 2009.6 mm   !!!!!  that's 79.1 inches. 

Amazing.  

That smashed the previous annual record of 1984.0 mm in 2012.

 

Two months in 2020 were record breakers:-  Feb and July

One attached chart shows where we are now with 2020 complete.  The green line shows how variable and how wet the year was.

The other chart shows the run of years with the upward trend which the computer program detects.

Monthly Rain Averages 1969-2020

Annual Totals 1969-2020

2020 Monthly Averages Chart

The annual average is1481.1 mm.

Wettest year Previously - was 2012 with 1984.0 mm, beaten by 2020 which had 2009.6mm

October 2020 One day alone gave us 50.9mm!
This was the 3rd wettest October in the last 50yrs, only beaten in 1980 with 374.0mm and 2000 with 393.4mm

October Average is 158.0mm

February 2020 total  = 333.2 mm. (13.1 inches)

So it is a February record and 4th wettest month in Chipping since daily
readings started at Nan Kings in Sep 1968.
That's a third of a metre in one month.

 

Dec 208.0 mm (8.2 inches approx)

2019 total 1804.8 mm  (71 inches approx)

5th wettest year in last 51yrs

Beaten by

1980 - 1862.8mm,

2017 - 1936.1mm,

2000 - 1947.4 mm

2012 - 1984.0 mm