Analysis of rainfall records from Dale Fort

Timothy P. Burt, N. J. K. Howden, Timothy Osborn

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Abstract

A composite record of monthly rainfall is presented for Dale Fort Field Centre. The original observations were made in Haverfordwest from 1849 to 1909 and then a series from Stackpole Court was used for the period 1910-1970. The single homogenous series was produced by Dick Tabony at the UK Meteorological Office in 1980 since when the series has been extended using the Dale Fort observations. A daily rainfall record is available for Dale Fort from 1961 and this has been analysed to look at the frequency of measurable rainfall and heavy falls of rain. Some comparisons are made with rainfall inland where there is orographic enhancement of upland rainfall. The wettest day at Dale Fort was 11th October 2005 when exactly 92 mm was recorded.
Original languageEnglish
Article number339
JournalField Studies
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2020

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