Great post on UK rainfall data
Originally posted on xmetman:
With all this talk in the media about our recent record wet winters in the UK, I thought I would take a look at the recent daily regional precipitation figures that are available for the UK and see if I could find any cycles or periodicity in them. By the way, the regional data extends back to 1931 and is free to download from the Met Office.
Because rainfall at the daily level produces far too much information to visualise by just looking at a moving average overlaid on the top of a bar chart of daily values, I though I would display the daily totals as a 365 running total in an effort to try to identify any trends or cycles that may be lurking in the unseen data, and lo and behold there they are!England & Wales Rainfall 365 day Running Totals 1 January 1932 – 30…
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