To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much precipitation fell in each month of 1985, 1990, 1991 and 1993 to the latest available date; what is the long-term average for each month; and what was the number of days recorded as having no precipitation in each of these months.
This is a matter delegated to the Meteorological Office under its framework document. I have therefore asked the chief executive to reply direct to the hon. Member.
Letter from J. C. R. Hunt to Mr. William Ross, dated 19 July 1993:
Information on rainfall for Belfast Airport is attached. Further information can be supplied if requested.
The only place in Northern Ireland for which a complete set of data is readily available is Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport
Monthly Rainfall in mm at Aldergrove
Monthly Number of Days Without Rain at Aldergrove
Long-term average monthly rainfall in mm at Aldergrove
Note: The Average has been calculated over the period 1961 to 1990.