Originally Posted by Alex Brown
From one of our weather stations at work, the figures look like this (mm)....
YR MONTH TOTAL
08 1 13.2
08 2 12.2
08 3 56.4
08 4 55.9
08 5 34.5
08 6 44.7
08 7 70.4
08 8 17.5
Roll on autumn
You don't need a surf board for surfing, just come down to St Anns with your rib when there's a sensible wind from the south west - plenty of surfing opportunities and you don't even have to get wet if you get it right
Where is your weather station - in a shed?
Can't find the monthly figures for Swansea but so far this year it's 1263.4mm - yours is 304.8mm. I know Swansea is wetter than most but surely not that much of a difference?
Last year's total was 2335.86mm - remember there are still 5 months left for this year's figures.
In 2000 it was only 788mm and 2001 was 1067mm - we are getting almost 3x more rain now than we used to!!!
To put that into perspective I found this:
"Most of Brazil has moderate rainfall of between 1,000 and 1,500 millimeters a year, with most of the rain falling in the summer (between December and April) south of the Equator. The Amazon region is notoriously humid, with rainfall generally more than 2,000 millimeters per year and reaching as high as 3,000 millimeters in parts of the western Amazon and near Belém."
So Swansea get's as much rainfall now as most parts of the Amazon - no wonder our trees are thriving!!!
This is actually really scary reading - we have gone from just under 1m of rain to over 2m of rain a year and it keeps going up - help we are all going to drown...............