Friday, January 20, 2017

That was a lot of rain

Last minutes of a very rainy day in Orihuela

Yesterday, 80.4 L / m of rain fell in the city. Given that the average January precipitation is 23 L / m, in less than twenty four hours there was nearly four times the normal amount. 

To put this into perspective, 80.4l per square metre is just over 3 inches (or 76.2mm). That is more than the monthly average for Liverpool and a little less than the average monthly rain for Manchester. Either way we had about a months worth of rain in one day. 

Photo by Victor Sarabia Grau, from the New Bridge or Levante.

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