Milverton
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Milverton rainfall averages

Following on from the Garden Club’s reference to Milverton rainfall, a few more figures recorded at Houndsmoor which readers may find interesting. The annual average over the last 40 years being 82.90cm (32.64 inches), and the ‘extremes’ …..

Monthly:

  • Jan 1984 21.43cm (8.44 inches)
  • April 1984 0.50cm (0.20 inches)
  • Oct 1987 20.95cm (8.25 inches)
  • Aug 1997 20.21cm (7.96 inches)
  • Dec 1999 21.53cm (8.48 inches)
  • April 2007 0.66cm (0.26 inches)
  • April 2011 0.60cm (0.24 inches)

Annual:

  • 1999 114.17cm (44.95 inches)
  • 2000 115.57cm (45.50 inches)
  • 2003 59.41cm (23.39 inches)
  • 2010 59.15cm (23.29 inches)
  • 2012 120.98cm (47.63 inches)
  • 2016 64.43cm (25.37 inches)

And finally, for those of you who remember the drought of 1976, rainfall recorded at Baghay Farm for the first eight months was 23.62cm (9.3 inches), and for the year 88.36cm (34.79 inches)!

I will report again in 40 years time!!

Arthur Whittle