Finner now 32mm
but Newport probably 45mm
for the 48hrs
It seems to have been raining constantly for 2 days up here in the NW.
Same here in West Connemara. Cats keep coming in saturated... weary of the wet and wind,,..
Newport now has 54mm for the 2 days and more rain today.
Everywhere else is less than this apart from some areas of Connemara and mountains
Only got around 14mm out of this event Redsteve, but probably more in reality as my gauge is in a bit of a rain shadow during stiff SW winds (house to SW)
Yep.. maybe I should start measuring? Do these things cost much? I had left an empty fuel. container out and there were literally 2-3 inches of rain in the bottom . Even after today that was.
It was the most prolonged and heavy rain I have seen here. Had water coming in where no water should be at one stage. And never seen torrents coming in off the sheer mountains behind the cottage before like that.
A question about rainbows. There was a spectacular one earlier. But very low arc, wide. Not the usual higher arch. And totally against the mountains,no sky; wondering why?
West Connemara 400 ft asl at the foot of high peaks.
Just 9.2mm here since paddy's day, but its been raining almost consistently.
24 hour accumulation (based only on radar returns) over the 24hr period that was St. Patrick's (what a great name) Day.
@Grace7. A simple mug like this will do the trick:
As long as the mug (or any other container) has an equal sized circumference from top to bottom, you'll get a good, representative reading of rainfall if placed in a fairly exposed area from events like this. Keep in mind though that when winds are particularly strong and rainfall is blowing at an angle, that readings will become a small bit less reliable. Just use a ruler to measure rainfall once the weather system has passed. (and post them on here!!)
Edit: Total from this event in Galway (NUIG) stands at 43.4mm
Yep.. maybe I should start measuring? Do these things cost much?
I think the private weather station in Leenane should be close enough to your neck of the woods in west Connemara Graces7. Measurements for today/yesterday etc are at the bottom of the page.
Dry and sunny so far today thankfully, it was a horrible 48 hours though.
Newport ended at 75mm
Finner at 42mm
Think these were most.