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Old August 12th 18, 06:46 PM posted to uk.sci.weather
Graham Easterling[_3_] Graham Easterling[_3_] is offline
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Default Heavy rain in south Wales

On Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 5:43:57 PM UTC+1, Len wrote:
On Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 12:49:37 PM UTC+1, Freddie wrote:
On Sunday, 12 August 2018 11:57:21 UTC+1, Graham Easterling wrote:
On Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 10:37:05 AM UTC+1, Freddie wrote:
I recorded 68.2 mm at my site in the 24 hours ending at 0900z. I wasn't the highest, though. A place called Llety Brongu (which is in the valley of the Llynfi river, near Maesteg - about 8 miles to the southwest of Ystrad) had recorded 75.0 mm up to 0700z. I don't know what their 09-09 total was, though, and have no other figures to hand.

Puts my 25.2mm into perspective!

Graham
Penzance A vastly better day - currently

Just a typical wet day here, Graham :-) I actually recorded more on 29th July - 69.8 mm. No real impacts here as it is a fairly normal total - the river rose about a metre for a short while.

Not that I'm used to it - having lived in the Shropshire/Powys rain shadow for the past 25 years.

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Freddie
Ystrad
Rhondda
148m AMSL
http://www.hosiene.co.uk/weather/
https://twitter.com/YstradRhonddaWx for hourly reports (no wind measurement currently)


36.4 mm here on SW Devon coast.
Now that is wet for us.
Not a 24 hr record though.
That was 48.6 mm 0n 25th Aug 1986.

Wembury, SW Devon
83 m asl


I'm surprised you've not had a wetter day.
My wettest 09:00-09:00 days
13/11/02 84.5mm (near 200mm near St Ives. where there was severe flooding 1 month after the opening of the big flood prevention scheme - someone forgot to turn the pumps on - allegdly))
24/04/09 65.2mm
14/09/00 62.8mm
31/12/02 62.5mm

My wettest day ever was when I was in Wootton Bassett (promoted to Royal after I left) when 90.2mm fell in 2 hours. Now that was exciting.

Decent enough day here today, much less wind & dry (since 09:00) with sunny intervals. Temperature topped 20C after yesterdays 19.2C the lowest max of the month.

Graham
Penzance