Gust of 66mph
I'm getting moaned at for liking this sort of weather because it could cause deaths. I'm not sure why people should question my interests, the weather does what it does, and that's what brings us all here, its variety!
18mm so far from this weather event, it has been raining either lightly or moderately since midnight Saturday. A monthly record at this station (since 2005 with 66mm so far).
The strong cold NE wind is keeping it just south of here so far but some heavy stuff is out over the sea near the Humber so it can't last much longer.
well its no better down here....up in Granada for the weekend and it rained most of yesterday and this morning its chucking it down and just 7c....can't see the Sierra Nevada from the roof at the mo as shrouded in cloud but web cams up there show its currently a white out....hopefully clouds will clear a bit later and allow me a view.
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Interesting period of weather with trees down and a yacht being rescued after losing her mast yesterday. Still gusting to over 40 Kts but a steady F7 still blowing.
Dramatic here in the East Mids this morning, lashing rain against the house and roaring gusts of wind, trees in leaf really taking a battering, expecting some to come down
Todays event will take the monthly total to way over 100mm in this normally dry Trent Valley. The Trent has already burst its banks in the usual spots over the last few days and was up to the arches on Trent Bridge here in Newark yesterday
PS By Friday Nottingham and Sheffield had already recorded their wettest Aprils ever
My gauge is showing
Last day: 17.4mm
Last Week: 56.1mm
Last Month: 93.6mm
Difficult to judge how much rain we have had, it has rained here for 24+ hours before.
However my garden has never flooded, like this before, also water has penetrated the side wall of the house, half way up, so the stairwell carpet is wet. That's a first too.
Rain all night so now is 121.8mm which is almost catching up to 140.4m record set in 2000. Stark difference from last year 2.7mm only.
Some pointing required over the summer then!
Very steady wind pattern here overnight; about 30mph gusting to about 50mph from 2 to 9am.
Rain lashing down... seems like the wind is driving it down very fast, hence it seems heavier at ground level than the radar suggests we should expect.
Usually an event as anomalous as this is followed by a settling down of the weather for about a week or so in my experience... but this time around, GFS is showing a couple more areas of rain finding there way into the south next week.
So much rain... too much too fast really! If we have a hot, dry summer (which dare I say it is actually looking increasingly possible) then all this rain will only take us part of the way.
Driving rain, some heavy with a Strong NE wind.
13mms so far and rising.
I should smash the 100mm mark soon.