Updated precipitation series for the UK and discussion of recent extremes

L. V. Alexander, P. D. Jones

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We present an automated method for updating existing long-running precipitation series in near-real time. Our analyses confirm the trend towards significantly drier summers in the south-east of England and significantly wetter winters in the west of Scotland. In 2000 England and Wales saw the wettest April since records began in 1766 and record-breaking daily precipitation in several regions in October led to the wettest autumn on record.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-150
Number of pages9
JournalAtmospheric Science Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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