The overnight rain

This is what our rain-gauge looked like at about 10am today. We usually check it everyday at 9am, but it was raining too much to go out and get a reading ;-)

Out gauge is in a poor position and as such does not register all that falls. Speaking to my great uncle down the road, it looks like we got somewhere between 4 and 5 inches of rain overnight.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 24th November 2007, This photo: 10:17am

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  • leadegroot said:
    (we don't have anywhere that would be a good position, in case you were wondering why we don't just move it :))
  • David de Groot said:
    Well on top of the roof would probably be the best spot, but then it's a tad hard to check...
  • Giorgos~ said:
    I guess thats a lot.......................
  • flash of light said:
    4-5" Oz rain = 4-5hr UK sunshine on rare event conversion scale.
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed it is. We measure rainfall in millimetres here, the volume per mm of rain (measured over 1 square metre of surface) is 1 litre. So in this case, for every square metre of land area that this rain fell on, 72L dropped. In the case of our roof area (which we collect from into two 2,200L water tanks) we got 72 x 326 = 23,472 Litres of water (that's 23,472L or enough to overfill one of our two water tanks).

    Inches, not Ounces ;-) This is what's *meant* to happen at this time of year when the weather isn't totally screwed like it has been for the last 10 years.
  • leadegroot said:
    I think I mentioned something about a '*good* position' :-P
    Nit picker