England Rainfall Series

By Paul Homewood

 

As promised, more charts on daily rainfall at long running English sites.

The first series plots the highest daily rainfall for each year. I have annotated the highest for each site:

 

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It’s all rather a mixed bag. Interestingly the series highs all fall in different years at each site. Bradford, and to a lesser extent Buxton, are the only stations with noticeably heavier rainfall in the last two decades.

In contrast the southern stations of Oxford, Eastbourne and Yeovil clearly show the opposite.

What we probably can say at every site is that there has been no daily rainfall in the last decade which has been in any way exceptional or unprecedented. Even at Bradford, the event which really stands out after 1986 was back in June 2007.

Increasingly years such as 2000 can and should now be regarded as weather of the past, and not “today’s climate”.

 

Moving on, the second series of charts plot the number of days each year with 20mm or more:

 

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The outliers at Bradford and Yeovilton are in 2012. But overall there seems to be little cause for concern at any site.

Source

European Climate Assessment & Dataset:

https://www.ecad.eu/indicesextremes/customquerytimeseriesplots.php

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December 22, 2020 at 05:54AM

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