2019 rainfall so far North Herts South side of Chilterns

Chickcatcher

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Location
SG9 0RG
Feb 25 recorded so far this year 40mm, same time 2018 75mm
I tempt fait will it be a dry year.
145Kw produced off of 40Kw Pv install on 24/2/19 install is a shallow angle.
 
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Location
East Mids
45mm at our nearest enthusiast weather station near Leicester; 55mm by end of Feb in 2018, but only 323mm for the whole of last year. Two thirds of this Feb's 26mm rainfall fell on 2 days!
 

Thelastshepherd

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So I moved from west Scotland to just north of Aberdeen, we have had only a handful of properly wet days since I moved nearly a year ago. After grass burnt off last year new seed and existing grass is not germinating (except in a drain where there is some moisture). Getting very scared of another dry year
 
In old money we had 18.5" of rain in the calendar year to 31st December.
Taking the original crop year 1st April to 31st March 16.5".
Driest in 35yrs I have been here by a long way.
 

RushesToo

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Location
Fingringhoe
So I moved from west Scotland to just north of Aberdeen, we have had only a handful of properly wet days since I moved nearly a year ago. After grass burnt off last year new seed and existing grass is not germinating (except in a drain where there is some moisture). Getting very scared of another dry year
@Thelastshepherd If you still have no rain it is probably time think about marking hard for cull all undesirable traits and reduce stock. You have to survive a summer then a winter.

If others are overstocked then you will have either hay, silage or grazing for sale. If you are under stocked you will survive and go into spring with grazing - it may be less profitable but you will have options of what to do and great stock.
 

Chickcatcher

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Location
SG9 0RG
Got behind a bit with this message
Total to end of July was 208mm
To the End of August was 251mm
8;54 monday 30th The sun is shining and the total to date is 284mm so far this calendar year.
 

Chickcatcher

Member
Location
SG9 0RG
Oh! are we wet now. The ground I am on is incredibly sticky when wet, but my amount so far for the year is nothing like most of you all get, its just the type of soil, hangs on to moisture at this time of year. Managed to get 60% drilled last 2 days of October and dont think we will be back on the glue again till March.
Total rain for October was 79mm making a total for 2019 of just 373mm so far.
 

onthehoof

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Location
Cambs
558 mm so far for 2019 which is just our annual average with nearly two months to go plus Jan/Feb/Apr were well below average
 

Wombat

Member
Location
East yorks
Oh! are we wet now. The ground I am on is incredibly sticky when wet, but my amount so far for the year is nothing like most of you all get, its just the type of soil, hangs on to moisture at this time of year. Managed to get 60% drilled last 2 days of October and dont think we will be back on the glue again till March.
Total rain for October was 79mm making a total for 2019 of just 373mm so far.
I recon 450mm would be perfect annual rainfall here
 

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