Interesting facts about UK weather: UK rain
Part one: UK rain
Its been raining a lot lately, and it always seems to be when I am about to go outside!
Seeing as I can’t get away from the rain at the moment, I thought I would find out a bit more about the wonder that is rain!
Did you know….
Drops of rain with a diameter of less than half a millimetre are know as drizzle
There are three types of rain:
The most rain ever recorded in one day in the UK was 279.4 millimetres in Martinstown Dorset 18th July 1955
One inch of rain falling over an area of one acre has a weight of about one ton
On average it rains one in three days in the UK
The roof of a typical family home captures over 100,000 litres of rainwater a year
Convective (known as showers)
check back for my next post Facts about UK Sunshine!
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