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.
Days of rain
Days of snow fall
Days of snow cover
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.