By Paul Homewood

Thanks to Tony Heller, we have a bit more detail from the WMO on the amount of rain that fell during the German floods last month:

https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/summer-of-extremes-floods-heat-and-fire

This is consistent with my original source, which quoted:

The idea that four or five inches of rain in a day is somehow exceptional is ridiculous. As I pointed out at the time, the 24-hour record in Germany stands at 353 mm. In September 1968, 200mm fell in just one hour in Miltzow.

https://www.wunderground.com/blog/weatherhistorian/national-24hour-precipitation-records.html

As the WMO map highlights, the area principally affected was tiny. Unfortunately the rain fell on the wrong place at the wrong place. But global warming had nothing at all to do with it.

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August 5, 2021