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British Rainfall 1937

Nature volume 142, page 735 (22 October 1938) | Download Citation



THE rainfall of 1937 over the British Isles as a whole was 104 per cent of the average, being 110 in England and Wales, 91 in Scotland and 103 in Ireland. This distribution was remarkably similar to that of 1936. The main features of the map showing the distribution of the rainfall as a percentage of the average are the large area in the north-west of Scotland with less than 80 per cent, and the areas in the south-east of England with more than 130 per cent–with more than 150 per cent at Southend, Clacton and Boston. There was a great excess of rain up to the end of May, greater than in any similar period since 1870, but owing to subsequent dry months the total excess for the year, as indicated above, was small.

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