epsilonGreedy

Source for recent rainfall data.

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I need to establish how exceptional the rainfall has been this week with a view to possibly implementing a foundation re-design to allow pumping out of a flooded void under a ground floor block and beam, as a few other forum members have.

 

The weather sites I can find are good for historical monthly rainfall data but not daily rainfall over recent days. Does such a source exist? 

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You could try Weather Underground.

 

E.g., https://www.wunderground.com/history/daily/gb/lincoln/EGNE/date/2019-6-12?cm_ven=localwx_history

 

Though looking more closely that says no precipitation in the last week. Maybe their rain gauge is broken and you need to find another station with a working one.

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Weather underground is the one i use. Inconsistent, flaky and slow. I notice now that the precipitation vales are 0 but the graphs show a number.

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33 minutes ago, epsilonGreedy said:

I need to establish how exceptional the [...]

 

Its normal. Plan and design for it anyway

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20 hours ago, Ed Davies said:

You could try Weather Underground.

 

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Though looking more closely that says no precipitation in the last week. Maybe their rain gauge is broken and you need to find another station with a working one.

 

 

Though not good it appears to be the best option, how much does the Government and BBC spend in weather forecasting!

 

Most Weather Underground sites offer precipitation forecasts but not actual historical readings. Holbech is an exception and it records 68mm of rain over the 2 days many roads were closed in Lincolshire due to flooding.

 

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/climate/u12n8bern

 

This site offers location specific monthly rainfall averages over 30 years and the highest monthly total rainfall average for all months of the year between 1981 and 2010 is November at 63mm. No wonder my foundations are a bit swampy, in 1.5 days I suffered more rainfall than the 30 year November total rainfall average.

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20 hours ago, ragg987 said:

Weather underground is the one i use. Inconsistent, flaky and slow. I notice now that the precipitation vales are 0 but the graphs show a number.

 

 

Actual rainfall must be the hardest weather statistic to gather or automate hence the recent actual data is sparse.

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Pick the nearest station.

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/climate-historic/#?tab=climateHistoric

 

Local rainfall and flooding are not always directly connected.  You have to take into account the local topology and rain catchment area.  Then look at all the measures that have been taken to mitigate it.  And that is as well as looking at local geology.

 

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