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Weather watch: Steve’s latest rainfall figures

Gadebridge Park flooding. Feb 2014. Picture by James Mcloughlin.

Gadebridge Park flooding. Feb 2014. Picture by James Mcloughlin.

Since the downpours that caused flooding havoc across Herts earlier this month there has been another 42mm of rainfall in Hemel Hempstead.

That’s according to weather buff Steve Wilson, who monitors rainfall from his Warners End garden, and reports that the total in February so far is 108mm.

“The monthly average for February is around 60mm, so we’re approaching twice the average in the first two weeks,” said the former geography teacher.

Steve’s latest figures were taken from his garden gadgets at the start of the week.

He said: “The River Gade level was just below bank full for most of last week although some flooding of the northern end of Gadebridge Park did occur.

“The level in the gauging station peaked at around 65cm during the week compared with 69cms when flooding occurred the week before.”

He said the high river level means any extra heavy rain could cause more flooding.

 

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