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Weather Conditions

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list for each region of the United Kingdom the (a) highest, (b) lowest and (c) average annual precipitation for each of the last three years, and also show how many days there was precipitation in each region, on how many days snowfall was recorded and on how many days there was snow cover on arable land and land below the 500 ft contour.

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:

The information requested in your Parliamentary Question concerning weather conditions in the United Kingdom is attached.

District

Wettest mm

Average mm

Driest mm

Days of rain

Days of snow fall

Days of snow cover

81,84387861415552
91,605960652200105

1990:

03,3071,8127952504016
11,8298546031953010
21,797682414150175
3598464367130121
41,781578431160154
588262938113061
63,3261,817958225158
72,5401,08363319593
82,14791260916062
91,8251,044775230189

1991

02,6631,2785012202515
11,3677335031752014
21,7256733911501713
36364843851451410
41,5905643941551312
589164348614598
62,5801,4677752001816
72,276996472170156
81,559857691160116
91,5851,0126702051810

Key to Districts:

0 Scotland North
1 Scotland East
2 Scotland East and North East
3 East Anglia
4 Midland Counties
5 England South East and Central South
6 Scotland West
7 England North West and Wales North
8 England South West and Wales South
9 Northern Ireland

Notes: Figures given for days of rain, snowfall, etc. are estimates based on figures from a range of stations.