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Soggy September puts a dampener on Craven
11:00am Friday 12th October 2012 in News
September again turned out to be a very wet month with well-above average rainfall recorded in Craven and the Dales.
Lee added summer temperatures in Craven had matched last year’s, but rainfall was much higher.
“Climatologically the summer months are June-August, so taking a look at the figures recorded in Carleton for the summer months we find the mean temperature was almost equal to that of summer 2011, coming in at 13.7C,” he said.
“However, it will come as no surprise that rainfall was over double that of 2011 with 428.50mm recorded, compared with that of 208.50mm in the previous year.
“The highest temperature recorded all summer was only 24.4C, reached in July, with August’s highest a mere 23.4C, both similar to the values reached in 2011 “On August 31 a minimum temperature of 0.4C was recorded in Carleton and 0.3C at Burnsall, making this the coldest August night for many years, with several people having to de-ice their windscreens, a very rare event in a ‘summer’ month.
“Rainfall figures for Carleton to the end of September stand at 966.7mm compared with 607.5mm for the same period last year – a very wet year indeed.”
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