After 20 days without rain and with no rain at all this year, we finally got a wetting on Wednesday 16th. With only 2mm falling in the 24 hour period, it hardly counts as a deluge. Nevertheless, the water levels in the Tilshead borehole continued to rise at a slowly diminishing rate. This really brings home what a wet December we had.
Water levels are now 5-6 metres below the 6 year average and 15 metres below the last flood year.
More rain, sleet and maybe even a little wet snow is predicted for overnight, tonight. Tomorrow we may have some showery rain and possibly some localised thunder. Sunday will be drier, with showery rain returning on Monday and Tuesday. As we move into February, the wet, cold weather will continue with some sleet and maybe some significant falls of snow, even on Salisbury Plain. Might be the time to check out your sledges!