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Torrential Tarvin

16th February 2014 @ 6:06am – by David Smeatham
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With all the rain we have had over the last month and all the difficulties reported in the media,have you wondered how Tarvin faired (excuse the pun) compared to the rest of the country?

The rainfall across the UK in January was an average of 165 mm (61/2")!

The Met. Office reports this as 'January 2014 has been mild and fairly sunny but significantly wetter than normal, with some parts of the UK experiencing record-breaking rainfall.' As reported in the media the places suffering most were the south-east and central southern England due to the higher than usual level of rain but Wales had the highest total rainfall, at 246.9mm (93/4").

In Chester (includes Tarvin) we had 109mm (4") of rain over January compared with 75 mm (3") last year and an average of 66 mm over the last 7 years.
The wettest day was 18 January when 127 mm (5") fell. However, in Chester we tend to have less rain than other parts of Cheshire- the January mean for Cheshire over the last 7 years is 107mm (4")

This may feel like the wettest "In Living Memory" yet in January 1928 Cheshire had a monthly rainfall of 227mm, that's nearly 9 inches in a month!

So the weather is not as bad as we thought??

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