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shadiya



Joined: 02 Feb 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 11 8:57 am    Post subject: Rainfall question Reply with quote
    

I know it's ridiculous, but I had a wwoofer ask me the other day what the average rainfall for this area is and I had to admit that I didn't know

So I just did a quick google and came up with the University's facts and figures but it wasn't much use, probably because I didn't find the right page. Anyway, I thought I'd pop an ask here as there's bound to be someone clever who can point me in the right direction. Also, while we're on the subject of random info, does anybody know where/ how I can get a contour map of the farm? I looked on the OS website but it confused me, doesn't take much. I've no idea how high we are above sea level and am mildly curious but would also like to know what degree of slope there is from the top of the hill to the bottom.

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dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 11 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

met office ?

local paper?

JB



Joined: 08 Jun 2005
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Location: 91 N
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 11 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Climate averages 1971 - 200

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/averages/19712000/

Behemoth



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Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 11 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

To find the degree of slope take two willing adults, a stick some string,a pencil and a whsmith protractor.

Tie the string half way down your stick. Tie the pencil to the end of the string.

The first person aims the stick like a gun at something on the top of the hill about the same height as they are.

The second person measures the angle betwwen the string and the stick on the downhill side. Use the pencil on the end of the string to write it down. you've got the angle of slope.

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Behemoth



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 11 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Met office or ea for rainfall stats.

Blue Peter



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
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Location: Milton Keynes
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 11 2:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Rainfall question Reply with quote
    

shadiya wrote:
does anybody know where/ how I can get a contour map of the farm?


One of the scales on www.streetmap.co.uk usually has it, so easy enough if you know your postcode,


Peter.

shadiya



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 11 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks peeps. Just had a look at the met's site and the average for this area is only 46cm a year, which doesn't seem like all that much

Marches



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Location: Nr Peak District, England
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 12 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/averages/ukmapavge.html

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