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Well below average rainfall for April now certain

 
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Rhodie



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PostPosted: 24/04/06, 23:08    Post subject: Well below average rainfall for April now certain Reply with quote

With just seven days of the month left and with only 16.4 mm of rain having fallen during April the month should prove to be the driest April for many years. The average rainfall for April at Rhode Hill Gardens over the last six years is 94.6 mm.

The driest April in the last 14 years was 2003 when we had 49.9 mm. 2003 was also the driest year in the last 14. To equal that amount it will have to rain at least 4.8 mm each day and the wettest three days so far this month have only been 4.1, 2.9 and 2.9 mm.

We have already had an exceptionally dry January with only 24% of the previous six year average rainfall for January.

Now I can see why some water companies have imposed hosepipe bans. Will South West Water follow?
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PostPosted: 30/04/06, 12:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

So where is all the water coming from in Springhead Road to the north of the Old Coach Road? Confused
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PostPosted: 30/04/06, 19:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't seen it myself but it sounds like an own goal by SWWater - a mains leak Surprised
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PostPosted: 02/05/06, 09:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even with 7.6 mm of rain falling within the last 12 hours of April, boosting the monthís rainfall by almost 50%, the month could only muster 24.2 mm.. Thatís less than 50% of the rainfall for the previous driest April over the last 12 years and represents 25.6% of the average rainfall for April over the last 6 years.

Yesterday I went to Colyford Common where there is a large shallow pool that usually holds water throughout the summer. There is already just the smallest of puddles remaining.

Is that hosepipe ban now closer.

Full details:

http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~rhg/2006/april2006.html
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PostPosted: 02/05/06, 14:32    Post subject: hosepipes Reply with quote

shhhh,whisper when we talk about hosepipes or someone might hear us and ban them.happy days
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