Tilshead Borehole Levels: 26th December 2021

I hope everyone had a smashing Christmas Day and, despite Covid-19, managed to meet up with all the family members they had hoped to.  This week, for the first time this season, the water levels in the aquifer slipped below the 8-year average; suggesting the rainfall is well-under that which we might normally expect.  Of course, by mid-week, the light but steady rainfall yesterday will have an impact, but it will take several more days before we see what that might be.

We should expect some more light rain today and tomorrow, a finer day on Tuesday, then much heavier rain by Wednesday.  It is also going to get windier and milder towards the end of the week.  We have more rain moving in from the west for the early New Year period and still staying mild.  There will be bright spells, but even these will be interspersed with showers.

The best that can be said about the weather in the middle part of January is that it will be “mixed”, so expect spells that are warmer, drier, wetter, or colder than it is at the moment!  In fact, this is one forecast in which I will place a fair degree of confidence.


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