Whaley Bridge Update


By Paul Homewood

An RAF helicopter drops sandbags into the crack in the dam this afternoon

Just a couple more observations about the Whaley Bridge dam situation.

Weather Underground give rainfall figures at Whaley Bridge for the last few days below:




The big rainfall was on Wed 31st, measured at 1.86 inches. This is consistent with the numbers reported earlier.

Over the three days of Tuesday to Thursday, we have a total of 3.18 inches, which plainly is not exceptional at all.

Secondly I show below the tables from pages 62/63 of the British Rainfall publication for May 1944, which I highlighted in my earlier post These tables are for “Heavy falls on rainfall days”. In other words, daily rainfall:



It is crystal clear that two inches in a day was extremely common in those days, and across the country. Remember that this table is just for one week in 1944.

It is not cherry picked in the slightest, it was simply…

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