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Old 09 August 2008, 03:01   #11
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WTF would you know about 'maritime climate'?! Existing in Central Shitesville.

I suppose this weather is good for you, any sun would f**k the glue on your 'Japs-eye' and the dissolve the PVC.
Settle down there in the provinces...

Take your mind of the rainy weather by and have a few of your pies or pasties or whatever they are as I understand you are rather proud of your town's association with them.
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Well its hammering down here just for a change
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Old 09 August 2008, 08:08   #13
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From one of our weather stations at work, the figures look like this (mm)....

YR MONTH TOTAL
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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

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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...............
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Where is your weather station - in a shed?
On top of a pole next to the dock entrance infact. We have 2 other stations, 1 at Pembroke, and the other down at Watwick, and they both read similar figures, although there is more rainfall recorded at Pembroke than Milford, and Milford records more rainfall than Watwick (less as you go down river and out to sea...).
The one down at Watwick should give some interesting wind readings this october as it's at the top of a rather tall tower which is completely clear of any land surroundings.

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A bit more interesting reading on the metoffice site - I don't see Swansea featuring in 2002

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/...nnual2002.html

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A bit more interesting reading on the metoffice site - I don't see Swansea featuring in 2002

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/...nnual2002.html

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Here is the link I found

http://www.swansea.airqualitydata.co...s.cgi?met&1004

Total rainfall 2002 (January - December) 1910.40 mm

Just seen some figures for August - we have already had more rain than the whole of Aug last year - and that was the wettest on record - we aren't even half way through the month yet!!!
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7561411.stm

yes, this makes sense, we just imagine summer is good....
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yes, this makes sense, we just imagine summer is good....
Well last summer was the wettest since records began 250 years ago - and this year is even worse so something has gone wrong somewhere!!!
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