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The day of the great Cumbrian and the SW Scotland deluge.


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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

According to the Met Office, 316.4mm of rainfall at Seathwaite in Cumbria from midnight to midnight of the 19th November 2009

Seathwaite (09.00 GMT to 09.00 GMT)

395.6mm in 2 days

456.4mm in 3 days

495.0mm in 4 days

The phenomenal rainfalls was caused by a slow moving front and orographic rainfall.

An excellent Met Office on this event

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/who/how/case-studies/cumbria-floods

BBC News article on the floods

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/cumbria/hi/people_and_places/newsid_8378000/8378388.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8369699.stm

18th November 2009: John Hammond warns of the heavy rainfall

19th November 2009: the rain goes on

20th November 2009: Tomasz shows a 36hr rainfall animation

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