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Old December 8th 18, 05:54 PM posted to
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Default Wet and windy again on Friday: Capel Curig 37 mm / Benbecula 73 kn gust

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Freddie writes
On Saturday, 8 December 2018 10:39:52 UTC, John Hall wrote:
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Colin Youngs writes
UK rainfall totals in 24 hours to 18.00 UTC on Friday

Tulloch Bridge and Strathallan 18 mm, Shap and Trawsgoed 19 mm, Lake
Vyrnwy 21 mm, Eskdalemuir and Bala 22 mm, Sennybridge and Liscombe 27
mm, Loch Glascarnoch 33 mm, Capel Curig 37 mm.

I'm a little surprised not to see any locations further south and east
in the list of wettest places. Here in my part of Surrey we had the most
prolonged really heavy rain that I've seen for a long time, which I
think lasted for at least four hours.

I've had a bit of a search, and found the following totals (highest to
lowest) closest to Surrey:

Thanks for going to the trouble of doing that.

Herstmonceux: 16 mm
Charlwood: 13 mm
Odiham: 13 mm
Thorney Island: 12 mm
Gravesend: 10 mm
South Farnborough: 10 mm
Heathrow: 8 mm
Shoreham: 7 mm

So none of them quite qualify for Colin's list.

Maybe the heaviest rain fell in the gaps between these reporting stations?

Could be. The nearest of those places to me is Charlwood, roughly 10
miles to the east of Cranleigh where I live
John Hall
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