Today is the first day of recording for the 2020-2021 flood season. As in previous years, the weekly graph will show the depth of water in the Tilshead borehole expressed in metres above Ordnance datum (mAOD). You will see from the graph below (the red arrow) that levels are already at 83.94mAOD; well above the 7-year average.
No need to panic! Just look at the black arrow which shows where the level was on 1st December 2019. In an average year, we wouldn’t expect to see depths above 90mAOD until the middle of January. Compared to the 7-year average, we are about a month ahead.
We are expecting a bit of drizzle over the next few days with rain and possibly snow towards the end of the week. After that, we are expecting a period of unsettled weather with plenty of rain, sleet, hail and possibly snow. After mid-month, the weather here may become more settled and drier in the run-up to Christmas.