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November had record number of rainy days in Bury

Rain in King's Road, Bury St Edmunds ANL-150826-140729001
Rain in King's Road, Bury St Edmunds ANL-150826-140729001

Bury St Edmunds had more rainy days last month than have been recorded for any November since 1991.

Bury weather recorder Alan Messem logged 27 days with 0.2mm or more beating 26 in the very wet November 2002, though there was then 33.3mm more rainfall than this year.

November 2015’s total of 76.7mm is the third wettest in the last 12 months and 29 per cent above the regional average for the month.

November started with 8.6mm of rain in the early hours of the 4th and remained unsettled but mild to the 7th, then only 6mm fell in the next, even milder, eight days.

Alan said: “Rain returning late on Monday the 16th was the remarkable start of significant rainfall every day for the rest of the month.

“These fifteen consecutive days of rainfall – with a short morning sleet shower on the 21st – has not happened for well over 25 years.”

Though November 2015 had a record number of rainy days, there have been four wetter Novembers since 2000.

Alan says the three autumn months to the end of November saw 162mm fall, which is about average, but the 37 days with 1mm or more is nine more than average and same as autumn 2010.


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