Looking Back On Our Weather Patterns – NOVEMBER 2018
Bury St.Edmunds River Linnet Rainfall
Location – 1 mile west of Town Centre.
Height above MSL 46 metres
Grid Reference TL 836638
█ Month’s Total Rainfall 44.1mm
█ 74% of 1961-1990 Regional Average
█ 7 days with more than 1mm – 4 days less than average.
█ 13 days with significant rainfall of 0.2mm or more
█ Wettest 24hrs of 12.6 mm from 0900 hours on the 10th
The wet end to October continued into November with rain for at least 16 hours with 8mm falling during daylight on the 1st. There was a frost the following morning then mild weather returned and the next really wet periods were on the evenings of the 9th and 10th.
Over the next 16 days – with only one ground frost – the six days with some rain totaled just 7mm. The last prolonged steady downfall of nearly 11mm started
late afternoon on the 27th right through to the following mid-morning. All our area enjoyed a warm and sunny day on the 30th.
As for this Autumn, the total of 118mm was 45mm – nearly 2″ – below average. We had only 19 days with more than 1mm – 10 less than average.
Following on from the dry, warm Summer, the 6-month fall was only 197mm – down from average by 121mm, nearly 5 inches !
By contrast – the three wettest were the classic 1987 with 513mm and 1968 with its 503mm. 2000 had 496mm – with three of the six months getting over 110mm.