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2022 SPRING RAINFALL COMPARISON FOR NORFOLK, SUFFOLK & EAST ANGLIA

Written by Peter George. Posted in Weather Reports

2022 SPRING RAINFALL COMPARISON FOR NORFOLK, SUFFOLK & EAST ANGLIA 

Group Member

Pauline Roberts         

Roy Mellor 

Graham Allison

David King

Terry Read

Peter George

Met. Office  Averages

Site                

Month                                 

Wendling Norfolk

Norwich Norfolk

Thorpe St Andrew Norfolk

Brooke Norfolk

Sisland Norfolk

Pakenham Suffolk

East Anglia

January

20.0 mm

27.5 mm

   16.0 mm

27.5 mm

24.5 mm

23.9 mm

     16.4 mm

February

57.0 mm

88.0 mm

   68.0 mm

72.5 mm

 62.2 mm

73.1 mm

61.2 mm

March

35.5 mm

27.0 mm

 26.0 mm

33.0 mm

 22.4 mm

26.1 mm

27.7 mm

April

6.0 mm

9.0 mm

6.0 mm

   13.7 mm

 7.2 mm

10.7 mm

12.1 mm

YTD Total  Jan – April

118.5 mm

151.5 mm

116.0 mm

146.7 mm

116.3 mm

133.8 mm

117.4 mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A four month period of weather condition contrasts. Although the rainfall figures across our group gave pretty consistent results they were by no means normal. January rainfall was only 31% of the expected norm resulting in the first absolute drought (15 or more days without rainfall) in January, for over sixty years. February made up for the January deficit with 142% of average rainfall but March was again dry with 70% and April even dryer with just 30% of expected precipitation. 

But rainfall only tells part of the story, the dry quite frosty and very sunny January was followed by wet, fairly mild but stormy February. In the middle of the month storms Dudley, Eunice and Fredrick wreaked havoc across the land. March turned out to be one of the sunniest in years even if it did snow on the 31st. That snow carried into a dry April of near average temperatures with only 4 to 5 frost days and more than average sunshine.

Peter George
08/05/2022