Tilshead Borehole Levels: Sunday 4th February 2024

Yet another largely dry week and, just for the record, the wet stuff in the air at the moment doesn’t seem to qualify as rain, drizzle or any other form of precipitation on quite a few popular meteorological websites.  Whatever it is, or isn’t, we had 4mm of it yesterday and seem set to have a bit more today.  Water levels in the Tilshead borehole have fallen steadily all week and are now only a metre above the Environment Agency’s Flood Warning trigger level and 3.5 metres above the Flood Alert trigger level.  We are still around 4 metres above the 10-year average peak height for winter which is normally seen around the last week of February.

Another update on the borehole level which continues to fall steadily, if slowly.

What can we expect from the weather over the next week or so?  Well, the forecast has changed a bit since this time last week, when it was expected to be fairly dry.  The non-drizzle we have today seems set to continue with heavier rain arriving through the day on Tuesday.  This  may ease a little by midweek, but return again on Wednesday.  Over the next week or so, wet weather rolling in from the south-west will be replaced with a colder airstream bloing in from the north-west.  Some areas of northern England may see some wintry weather, but we are unlikely to get any.  As we move towards the end of the month and into March, the weather in this part of the country may get drier, but it also looks as if we may have another cold snap.  Don’t put away your thermals just yet!


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