A very interesting week indeed.  The rain at the weekend left run-off puddles in the river bed down-stream of the Church Street bridge, but with no puddles visible upstream of this bridge.  The rain didn’t amount to a great deal, only 11.4mm over the whole week, but that was enough to have a big effect.  On Christmas Eve, water levels in the Tilshead borehole passed the 80 metre mark and springs began to break upstream of the Church Street bridge, so that by mid-morning we had water flowing through the village.

As you can see from the graph above, the rate of rise has increased, but is some way below the average rate of rise and overall level.  It seems unlikely that we are going to have a January flood, but we are still early into Winter and a lot can happen between now and Spring.

As for the weather, well, over the next few days we might see some drizzle and patchy light rain into the New Year; but not a deluge.  Otherwise it’s going to be on the mild side for the time of year.   Looking further forward, the temperature may fall a bit in January, but we can still look forward to some warm interludes.  There is also a chance of some wet and windy weather from mid-month onwards.

A Happy, Peaceful, Prosperous and Flood-Free New Year to you all.

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