Wettest February in a decade in East Lancashire

Wettest February in a decade in East Lancashire

SPECTACULAR: A hailstorm cloud passes through the Ribble Valley towards Pendle Hill on Monday

LOOK BACK: Roy Chetham

First published in Weather news Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy news editor

EAST Lancashire experienced its wettest February for a decade, with rainfall double what would normally be expected.

The wet weather came after months of near-drought conditions, which had seen reservoir and river levels plunge.

Weather expert Roy Chetham said last month was ‘exceptionally wet’.

But another drier than average year has been predicted, with the Met Office expecting very little rain in March.

Mr Chetham, who runs a weather station in Huncoat, said: “February was exceptionally wet, dull and mild.

“Rainfall was 204 per cent of normal, which made it the wettest February since 2002.

“Temperatures were well above average, making it the mildest February since 1998.”

Throughout the month there was more than seven inches of rain, with the wettest day recorded on Saturday, February 5. Rain was recorded on 25 of the month’s 28 days.

Last year saw a long dry spell from January to June, leading to a hosepipe ban, but it was then followed by a wet summer and autumn. Then came another long period of dry weather throughout December and January.

The Met Office said there would appear to be little rain on the way to East Lancashire in the coming weeks.

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4:35pm Wed 2 Mar 11

Lifeinthemix says...

March is gonna be hot....
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Look at who is in control of the coming census :
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http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=wUSUieqKU
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March is gonna be hot.... . Look at who is in control of the coming census : . http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=wUSUieqKU 3Y Lifeinthemix
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5:25pm Wed 2 Mar 11

happycyclist says...

Lifeinthemix wrote:
March is gonna be hot....
.
Look at who is in control of the coming census :
.
http://www.youtube.c

om/watch?v=wUSUieqKU

3Y
Scary.

Thanks, LITM. That's going out to anyone and everyone I know.
[quote][p][bold]Lifeinthemix[/bold] wrote: March is gonna be hot.... . Look at who is in control of the coming census : . http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=wUSUieqKU 3Y[/p][/quote]Scary. Thanks, LITM. That's going out to anyone and everyone I know. happycyclist
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7:29pm Wed 2 Mar 11

Chris P Bacon says...

You know who I blame for this? The bloody tories! The weather's always miserable when they squat in the parliament.
You know who I blame for this? The bloody tories! The weather's always miserable when they squat in the parliament. Chris P Bacon
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8:17pm Wed 2 Mar 11

happycyclist says...

Chris P Bacon wrote:
You know who I blame for this? The bloody tories! The weather's always miserable when they squat in the parliament.
The contract was awarded to Lockheed by Labour!

It's been a nice day today though. :)
[quote][p][bold]Chris P Bacon[/bold] wrote: You know who I blame for this? The bloody tories! The weather's always miserable when they squat in the parliament.[/p][/quote]The contract was awarded to Lockheed by Labour! It's been a nice day today though. :) happycyclist
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10:21pm Wed 2 Mar 11

Lifeinthemix says...

Lockhead Martin, what a loverly corporation :
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http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=wUSUieqKU
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Lockhead Martin, what a loverly corporation : . http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=wUSUieqKU 3Y Lifeinthemix
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