May Rain in Borth & Ynyslas

Well, after a very dry April the rain in May has certainly made up for it. It feels as though it’s been raining non-stop for weeks here in West Wales. So far in May, the Borth & Ynyslas Weather Station has reported 123mm of rain. The usual average rainfall for the month of May in Wales is 80.6mm. Borth and Ynyslas are usually quite a bit drier than the average. Looking at the records since 2005, the average for Ynyslas in May is around 40mm. So, we’ve had more than three times the average May rainfall already this month.

Looking at the monthly detail chart taken from the Weather Station’s ‘rain detail’ web pages.

Rain Detail chart from the Borth & Ynyslas Weather Station rainfall web pages
Rain Detail chart from the Borth & Ynyslas Weather Station rainfall web pages

You can see the spike in May, after what was an unseasonably dry March and April. The red line shows the average rainfall. All data is recorded here in Ynyslas and dates back to 2005. You can also see that we’ve now had more rain in May than we had in the whole of February, March and April combined. The total combined rainfall for February, March and April was 114mm. This compares to the 123mm we’ve had so far in May alone.

No doubt it has pretty much balanced itself out now. Who knows, we might yet have a lovely summer – we can live in hope. Also from the chart, we can see that January was quite wet as well. We’ve forgotten about that already so we’ll soon forget about May once the sun comes out.

The rain didn’t stop me getting out for a run and windsurf at the weekend of course. Anna and I even managed a walk around the River Leri without getting rained on so it hasn’t been a complete washout.

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