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Southern England Much Wetter In 1929/30

February 15, 2014

By Paul Homewood

 

h/t CM

 

2014_1_Rainfall_Anomaly_1981-2010

 

As we know, it is the southern half of England that has suffered the most from excessive rainfall this winter. As I have already pointed out, in the SW England & S Wales region, Met Office records show that they had a much wetter winter period than we have so far this year.

The British Rainfall publication for 1930, produced by the Met Office, confirms this is certainly true in the case of Ross on Wye, a small town in Herefordshire, marked on the map below.

 

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According to British Rainfall, rainfall from October 1929 to January 1930 amounted to 26.88 inches, or 683mm.

 

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http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/media/pdf/l/j/British_Rainfall_1930.pdf

 

In comparison, October 2013 to January 2014 rainfall totalled 503mm.

 

And it is not just Ross on Wye. Further east at Oxford, bang in the middle of the flooded Thames Valley, we find that 1929/30 was also much wetter. From the Met Office data:

 

  Rainfall
mm
Oct – Jan 1930 448
Oct – Jan 2014 392
5 Comments
  1. February 15, 2014 6:02 pm

    Reblogged this on CraigM350.

  2. A C Osborn permalink
    February 15, 2014 6:57 pm

    Paul, don’t confuse them with the real FACTS, you know how they like to be economic with the truth.
    Nobody, but nobody in the MSM ever challenges them.
    We had that Warming mouthpiece Mark Winston on Question Time pontificating about “Climate Change” causing more Extreme Weather and the rest of the Panel attacking the UKIP woman when she told the truth about the Flooding and Wind Turbines.

  3. mitigatedsceptic permalink
    February 15, 2014 9:34 pm

    Sky has just broadcast a special that fielded Julia Slingo – more than 95% certain its about climate change. Milliband has got into the act at last with ‘walking backwards into a crisis’ and a threat to national security! Mass hysteria looms and deniers had better prepare to be demonised.

  4. February 17, 2014 1:58 pm

    Is anyone saying that this is the wettest winter on record? You make it sound like you’re correcting something. The pages I see are saying that it’s the wettest January on record in England.

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