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Is Winter Rainfall Becoming More Extreme?

December 15, 2015

By Paul Homewood  


Is winter rainfall becoming more extreme in the UK? 


There are three long running and high quality sites, which are published by the Met Office – Oxford, Durham and Armagh.

Below are the charts showing the Top 50 rainfall months during December, January and February.






These three sites offer a pretty good section of the country, and I would invite anybody to identify an increase in extreme rainfall at any of them.

The nearest any has come to a record month in recent years is Oxford, with 146.9mm in January 2014. This was, of course, the month when we had massive floods down the Thames Valley. Yet even that was less than the 147.9mm which fell in December 1914.

It is easy to see how the impression of extreme rainfall increasing can be given if a start point of, say, 1950 or 1960 is used, a common trick.

I look forward to the Met Office sharing this information with the public!

  1. Richard111 permalink
    December 16, 2015 8:04 am

    Why is so much warm moist air moving north from the equatorial regions?

    Answer: Global cooling.

  2. tom0mason permalink
    December 16, 2015 11:33 am

    Is Winter Rainfall Becoming More Extreme?
    Going by the few past records I have read then in all probability no!
    But the reporting of it has become more extreme.
    Warmists are now now grasping at any damp straws in the deluded hope that it will cover their lack of real honest science.

  3. David Richardson permalink
    December 16, 2015 11:43 am

    December 1914 – I seem to remember Paul that you pointed out two winters back that the 1914/15 winter England & Wales rainfall total was only a handful of mm’s less than 2013/14.

  4. Noblesse Oblige permalink
    December 18, 2015 4:25 pm

    Couter to the dogma. You will never hear this from the mainstream media.

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