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2020 SPRING RAINFALL COMPARISON FOR NORFOLK, SUFFOLK & EAST ANGLIA

Written by Peter Lyle. Posted in Weather Reports

2020 SPRING RAINFALL COMPARISON FOR NORFOLK, SUFFOLK & EAST ANGLIA

Group Member

Diana Perowne

Pauline Roberts

Graham Allison

David King

Terry Read

Peter George

Met. Office  Averages

Site               

Month                                                     

Hevingham Norfolk

Wendling Norfolk

Thorpe St Andrew Norfolk

Brooke Norfolk

Sisland Norfolk

Pakenham Suffolk

East Anglia

January

50.0 mm

62.5 mm

54.0 mm

65.7 mm

72.4mm

57.8 mm

50.9 mm

February

67.0 mm

76.5 mm

90.0mm

82.5 mm

76.0 mm

84.4 mm

76.1 mm

March

48.0 mm

18.0 mm

23.0 mm

22.0 mm

18.2 mm

21.9 mm

24.5 mm

April

20.5mm

21.0 mm

28.0 mm

26.0 mm

30.6 mm

28.2mm

26.1 mm

YTD Total  Jan - April

185.5mm

178.0 mm

195.0mm

196.2 mm

197.2 mm

192.3 mm

177.6 mm

The Winter/Spring of 2020 produced another fascinating period of weather in East Anglia, full of highs and lows. January gave about average rainfall, but February was a wet and stormy month. Do you recall storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge? We didn’t have the flood and devastation experienced in more westerly and northern regions of the country, but our rainfall was almost double the long term average. As if to compensate for the February deluge rainfall in March and April was a bit over half the expected norm.

Mean temperatures over the four month period have been above average with about half the expected number of days with an air frost. Average sunshine hours improved steadily from 106% in January to 160% of the expected norm in April.

Peter George
05/05/2020