Nature Notes January 2020

Total monthly rainfall: 74.5 millimetres. Maximum daily rainfall: 14.5mm (15th) and 14mm (27th Jan). During the month, measurable rain fell on 18 days, and there was 100% cloud-cover on 20 days. Maximum temperature on the warmest day was 12°C on the 8th and 9th. Maximum temperature on the coldest day was 5°C on the 25th January. There was overnight frost on the 1st, and 18th to 21st, with woodland ponds being lightly frozen on January 21st.

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Unfortunately, given the current health situation, the planned Club AGM on the 29th March has been postponed.

A formal meeting will take place as soon as it is deemed advisable.

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Nature Notes December 2019

Total monthly rainfall: 131.5 millimetres.  Maximum daily rainfall: 27.5 millimetres (20th Dec). There were 15 days when cloud-cover was 100% for at least part of the day, and 23 days when we recorded measurable rainfall. All ponds were completely full and overflowing on December 20th, and there were puddles everywhere. Total annual rainfall was 859 millimetres, 429.5 of which fell in the last 3 months.

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Nature Notes November 2019

Total monthly rainfall: 163.5 millimetres.  Maximum daily rainfall: 23 millimetres (27th). This extraordinary rainfall has brought the lake up to overflow levels and nearly filled the woodland ponds. There were 16 days with 100% cloud-cover for at least part of the day, and 24 days when we recorded measurable rain. Maximum temperature on the warmest day was 15°C on the 1st. Maximum temperature on the coldest day was 5°C on the 14th. There were 13 days when the maximum fell below 10°C.

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Nature Notes October 2019

Total monthly rainfall: 134.5 millimetres. Maximum daily rainfall:  16 millimetres (18th and 19th). This high rainfall total went some way towards restoring water-levels in the lake, but had little effect on pond levels. There were 16 days when cloud-cover was 100% during the day. Maximum temperature was 17°C on October 1st, but only 10°C on the 31st, and on the 18th, 19th, and from the 22nd to 26th winds were strong enough to bring down many small woodland trees – especially those suffering grey squirrel damage to their bark.

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