Why is it continuously raining?

Farmercalmer

New Member
Location
East Midlands
After nearly 240mm of rain since 22 September, I haven`t heard a weather forecaster once say why it`s continuously raining. I just want to know 2 things, one, when`s it going to stop and 2, why is it such a long period of rain without a let up?
 

Chris F

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Media
Location
Hammerwich

teslacoils

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
Because we don't all go to Chuch every Sunday and god is peeing on us :rolleyes: Least Noah only had to put up with the rain for 40 days and nights :sorry:
Not sure what Packhams response would be to us churchies giving burnt offerings to God would be. There's probably an exemption for live animal sacrifice.......
 

Macsky

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Highland
After nearly 240mm of rain since 22 September, I haven`t heard a weather forecaster once say why it`s continuously raining. I just want to know 2 things, one, when`s it going to stop and 2, why is it such a long period of rain without a let up?
Love to see folk down country complaining about the rain, it invariably means that we have it dry for a change!😂
 

Wombat

Member
Location
East yorks
We have a martime or Oceanic climate - so long periods of rain or repeated front systems are not to be unexpected.


At the moment we are just on a long run of them.

Record is 89 days in sctoland of consequtive rainfall - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12101766/rain-81-days-welsh-village-Eglwyswrw.html

But in that above is started raining in Wales on 26th Oct and rained for 81 days straight in 2016/2017
If we had 81days of rain I would emigrate
 
Location
Cleveland
According to our local weather station there was 18mm difference between 2017 and 2018 so that wasn’t the case here. Despite the May-August being dry both ends of 2018 were wet
I can’t remember the back end of 2018 being wet like...it seemed like a very dry winter to me...I fed my sheep on the field every day with the jcb and never made a mark
 

Wombat

Member
Location
East yorks
I can’t remember the back end of 2018 being wet like...it seemed like a very dry winter to me...I fed my sheep on the field every day with the jcb and never made a mark
I think as it was lovely and dry in the summer it absorbed a lot but we had 100mm in Sept, and 60mm a month in oct/nov/dec

It certainly wasn't as biblically sh!t as this autumn but the overall year was average, just the best summer in 20yrs
 
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Fish

Member
Location
North yorkshire
According to our local weather station there was 18mm difference between 2017 and 2018 so that wasn’t the case here. Despite the May-August being dry both ends of 2018 were wet
Same here,
Autumn 17 was wet here, total was 775mm, September was very wet with almost 150mm.
18 was also wetter than av with a total of 697mm.

Looking at our records we have recorded three years where the total made 900mm +, 98,2000 and 12, but in each of those years both April and May were wet, where as this year both those months were dry.
We are now at 863mm, with out last night total.
 

Wombat

Member
Location
East yorks
Same here,
Autumn 17 was wet here, total was 775mm, September was very wet with almost 150mm.
18 was also wetter than av with a total of 697mm.

Looking at our records we have recorded three years where the total made 900mm +, 98,2000 and 12, but in each of those years both April and May were wet, where as this year both those months were dry.
We are now at 863mm, with out last night total.
Next 24hrs looks bad but when the bath is overflowing and the ceiling is in the kitchen what does another inch matter
 

PSQ

Member
Arable Farmer
Just made the mistake of looking for seedlings in the last sown field from 14 days ago.
- It was like sticking my fingers in a bucket of cold vomit. It's growing, but it's not going to be pretty.
Talking to 'the trade' yesterday apparently only 20% of the English wheat crop has been sown, but even a disastrous harvest will only drag prices back up towards import parity which will probably only be £10-15 more than where we are now, and thats already been priced in to the market by the looks of it for 2021 prices.
Does anyone know how the French and German winter sown crops are looking?
 

Danllan

Member
Location
Sir Gar / Carms
We have a martime or Oceanic climate - so long periods of rain or repeated front systems are not to be unexpected.


At the moment we are just on a long run of them.

Record is 89 days in sctoland of consequtive rainfall - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12101766/rain-81-days-welsh-village-Eglwyswrw.html

But in that above is started raining in Wales on 26th Oct and rained for 81 days straight in 2016/2017
They got to 85 days of rain in the end!
 

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