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The Great Storm of DERBY


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  • Location: chellaston, derby
  • Weather Preferences: The Actual Weather ..... not fantasy.
  • Location: chellaston, derby

July 9th 1981

29 years ago today, Derby was hit by the most severe storm on record. One amateur recorded 80mm of rain in just 1 hour as the heavens opened up above us.

A weak trough was moving northward, with high pressure to our east, it was a muggy warm day with sunny intervals between the cloudier spells. As the centre of the trough crossed over us, cool air from the west mixed with the warm humid southerly and a huge storm developed over the city.

Ive never seen rain like it, it was so heavy and noisy that we could hardly hear the thunder or see the lightning. Widespread flooding occurred across the city and to the southern suburbs which were hit the worst. Everywhere was awash, huge puddles, flooding of roads and houses that never usually get a puddle let along a flood.

That was and still is Derbys wettest 24 hours on record, and that rain fell in just 1 hour... That was something special, pity its so long ago  as memories fade.

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  • Location: Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine and 15-25c
  • Location: Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)

i think you mean 39 years ago.. not 29

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  • Location: chellaston, derby
  • Weather Preferences: The Actual Weather ..... not fantasy.
  • Location: chellaston, derby
8 minutes ago, cheeky_monkey said:

i think you mean 39 years ago.. not 29

yes... time flies does it not!

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  • Location: halifax 125m
  • Weather Preferences: extremes the unusual and interesting facts
  • Location: halifax 125m
WWW.DERBYTELEGRAPH.CO.UK

Three inches of rain fell in just 80 minutes

 

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