Southern England Much Wetter In 1929/30

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

h/t CM

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As we know, it is the southern half of England that has suffered the most from excessive rainfall this winter. As I have already pointed out, in the SW England & S Wales region, Met Office records show that they had a much wetter winter period than we have so far this year.

The British Rainfall publication for 1930, produced by the Met Office, confirms this is certainly true in the case of Ross on Wye, a small town in Herefordshire, marked on the map below.

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According to British Rainfall, rainfall from October 1929 to January 1930 amounted to 26.88 inches, or 683mm.

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http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/media/pdf/l/j/British_Rainfall_1930.pdf

In comparison, October 2013 to January 2014 rainfall totalled 503mm.

And it is not just Ross on Wye. Further east at Oxford, bang in the middle of the flooded Thames Valley, we find that 1929/30 was also much wetter. From the

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