Heavy rain across parts of the UK – 24th October

Yesterday we saw a slow moving weather front bring heavy and persistent rain to parts of the UK. The worst affected areas were the South West, Wales and Northern Ireland where flooding brought some disruption.

Met Office rainfall radar at 3pm, Monday 24th October 2011

Some areas, such as parts of Cornwall, saw over half a months worth of rain in one day.

The highest amount recorded in 24 hours was 68.4mm at Cardinham on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. The long term average rainfall for Cardinham for October is 146.2mm.

Some of the rain fell in very short periods of time: In one hour around lunchtime Luxulyan, near St Austell, Cornwall, recorded 23.6mm of rain and at Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales, 17.8mm fell during the evening rush hour.

UK Rainfall 24th October 2011 
24 hour totals
Location Rainfall amount (mm)
Cardinham, Cornwall 68.4
Milford Haven, Wales 52.4
Camborne, Cornwall 49.6
Killowen, County Down 40.8
Katesbridge, County Down 36.6

The rest of the week will see a mix of sunshine and showers, with southern Britain expected to have another wet day on Thursday.  For the latest weather forecast go to www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather

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