Will this be the wettest December on record for Colchester?

First published in News

DECEMBER could prove to be one of the wettest on record in Colchester, according to experts.
 

A further 3.5mm of rain was expected today in the town with another 5.6mm over the weekend and another deluge of 7.2mm on New Year’s Eve.
 

A flood alert has been issued, and remains in place, for the River Colne from Great Yeldham to Colchester and the Environment Agency expects water levels to rise again before the end of the year.
 

Met Office figures suggest this will be one of the wettest years since 1910, which is even more remarkable considering the drought at the start of the year.
 

See the full story in Friday's Gazette.

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11:06pm Thu 27 Dec 12

RetiredVal says...

Let us all hope that the climate change/weather service do not declare another 'drought' next year!
Let us all hope that the climate change/weather service do not declare another 'drought' next year! RetiredVal
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10:29pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Boris says...

7.2 mm is not a deluge. A smidgin over a quarter of an inch, over 24 hours, is nothing much.
The Gazette's own 7-day forecast shows we shall not in fact get much rain. But of course the ground is saturated, as is shown by the U's match being called off because of the waterlogged pitch, so even a modest amount of rain could cause problems here and there - but nothing compared to what they have had in the west country.
7.2 mm is not a deluge. A smidgin over a quarter of an inch, over 24 hours, is nothing much. The Gazette's own 7-day forecast shows we shall not in fact get much rain. But of course the ground is saturated, as is shown by the U's match being called off because of the waterlogged pitch, so even a modest amount of rain could cause problems here and there - but nothing compared to what they have had in the west country. Boris
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