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  • FireFire LondonPosts: 7,338
    @Hostafan1 worth investigating. "Effective rainfall" ceases in about March. It's the winter when the reservoirs and ground waters are replenished. 
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 8,678
    Looking at the lake which is my garden, I would say rainfall above average.
    Walk out to winter, swear I'll be there.
    Chill will wake you, high and dry
    You'll wonder why.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 7,338
    @punkdoc Out of interest, does your regional report chime with your own garden?
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 8,678
    Yes it does @Fire.
    Walk out to winter, swear I'll be there.
    Chill will wake you, high and dry
    You'll wonder why.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 7,338
    edited March 2020
    We have had the wettest February on record - since 1862. Over 400% of the long term average for Feb, in some areas. Monty's garden has been a lake since october,
    with some of the highest rainfall in the country. 

    For those interested in the March rainfall data from England:
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,167
    No surprise to see we've had about 240% higher than average in Feb. and "Exceptionally high" for the last 6 months
    Devon.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,762
    Well all be moaning about a hot dry spell in the summer.  It’s what we do. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,167
    edited March 2020
    Lyn said:
    Well all be moaning about a hot dry spell in the summer.  It’s what we do. 
    I never ever moan about heat, and I'm not on a water meter, lol
    Devon.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 5,519
    Hostafan1 said:
    Fire said:
    last 6 months " notably high" bordering "exceptionally high" and rainfall the 6th highest on record, yet our reservoir is only at 81% full. One wonders why it's not full.
    I guess that the 19% spare capacity was left as a flood prevention measure? I bet they wish they'd left a lot more now though :#

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,167
    Hostafan1 said:
    Fire said:
    last 6 months " notably high" bordering "exceptionally high" and rainfall the 6th highest on record, yet our reservoir is only at 81% full. One wonders why it's not full.
    I guess that the 19% spare capacity was left as a flood prevention measure? I bet they wish they'd left a lot more now though :#

    It's at 98% now.
    Devon.
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