Anybody else have extremely low rainfall this year?

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Dave C

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Jul 22, 2022, 7:05:42 AMJul 22
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It is quite remarkable here. Zero rainfall so far for July and just 136mm ytd. No single day this year with more than 9mm. January, March and April failed to reach 15mm. These figures so far look much lower  than 1976.
Looking at the charts - will it ever rain here again! 

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Tudor Hughes

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Jul 22, 2022, 10:09:04 AMJul 22
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Not quite as low as yours, Dave, but pretty dry nevertheless.  Total here this year 203 mm (0.5 mm this month), which is 51% of normal.  The back lawn  (joke) is mostly a nice straw colour.

Tudor Hughes, Warlingham, NE Surrey, 557 ft, 169 mm.

Len W

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Jul 22, 2022, 10:18:09 AMJul 22
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Can you remind us of where is 'here'?

Keith (Southend)

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Jul 22, 2022, 12:02:14 PMJul 22
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Hi Dave,

For me near to Southend Airport 0.2mm so far this July and 207.4mm so far this year. That's 71.4mm more than you !

Keith (Southend)

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Nick Gardner

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Jul 22, 2022, 2:29:59 PMJul 22
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Here along the south coast of Devon, I have recorded 228 mm to-date (including 1.8 mm today of the only rain to fall this July so far). That is 56% of my eLTA.

Today's deluge damped the dust but then the sun came out all afternoon and now everything is back to normal, dry and dusty. 

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Nick Gardner
Otter Valley, Devon
20 m amsl
http://www.ottervalleyweather.me.uk  

Freddie

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Jul 23, 2022, 3:49:39 AMJul 23
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In south Shropshire, 274 mm so far, which is 66% of normal.

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Freddie
Alcaston
Shropshire
148m AMSL
http://www.hosiene.co.uk/weather/
Stats for the month so far: https://www.hosiene.co.uk/weather/statistics/alcaston/latest.xlsx

Ken Cook

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Jul 23, 2022, 4:40:57 AMJul 23
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Hi, Dave,
Good to hear from you!
Copley so far this year 333.2mm including 10.9mm so far this month
Average to the end of July is 420.7mm, so 79% - bet you wish it was as high as that down your way!
Ken
Copley 253m
Weardale / Teesdale watershed

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Len W

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Jul 23, 2022, 7:09:29 AMJul 23
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Wembury so far this year 363.6 mm.
66% of 30-yr Jan to July average. 1991-2020.

3.2 mm for July so far.

SW Devon coast
83 m asl

Graham Easterling

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Jul 23, 2022, 10:46:26 AMJul 23
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Penzance so far 392.4mm - 63% of normal. However, of that 184.7mm fell in January & February, so not much since.

Got back from Scilly yesterday, last Tuesday's dramatic dawn thunderstorm dropped 3.4mm.

Graham
Penzance

Dave C

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Jul 24, 2022, 5:59:58 AMJul 24
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Laindon, S.Essex. www.laindonweather.co.uk    (ignore corrupted record tags"

Dave C

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Jul 24, 2022, 6:10:33 AMJul 24
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Not surprised you have had more than me Keith. In recent years we have been much drier than the famed dry "Great Wakering". I have watched the radar with heavy rain moving through East Kent and giving Canvey, Rayleigh and eastwards to you a lot of rainfall. The same to the West of London. It has been discussed a lot on here before and it is not clear if it is the rain shadow of the highest point in Essex a mile to my South, the North Downs, London heat sink, climate change or just plain bad luck! I don't think it's the gauge because I have calibrated it and another local station is 15mm more than me.  Anything from the Atlantic rarely reaches here these days. The highest rainfall seems to come when there is a low over the near continent and a front comes up from the SE and doesn't have a chance to lose energy plus they sometimes get stuck.

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Len W

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Jul 24, 2022, 2:44:21 PMJul 24
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Thanks. Of course. My memory is not so good at my age. 72
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