October 2017 – very wet in some places but dry in others!

Figure 1

It’s hard to describe in words how the rainfall so far this October has been across the British Isles, hence the odd title. Yes, it’s been extremely wet in the usual places in Snowdonia and the Lake District, with the total at Capel Curig in excess of 413 mm (16.25 inches), but in other places, usually but not always further south and east, it’s really been quite a dry month, with Shoeburyness in Essex only recording 9.9 mm (0.39 inches). So without further ado, I’ll let the map (fig 1) and the ranked table (fig 2) of estimates I’ve gleaned from this months SYNOP reports do the talking, and you’ll see what I mean.

Figure 2