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20 November 2009
The last few days has seen heavy rain affecting parts of north-west Britain. This was caused by an Atlantic weather front becoming almost stationary across Northern Ireland, Cumbria and south-west Scotland.
In Cumbria, there has been 372.4 mm of rain at Seathwaite and 361.4 mm of rain at Honister between 0800 on Wednesday 18 November and 0400 on Friday 20 November.
Provisionally, the 24-hour total at Seathwaite (ending 0045 on Friday 20 November) of 314.4 mm is a UK record for a single location in any given 24-hour period. Records going back to 1914.
|3 day total||1–20 November||November average
|Shap||55.4 mm||50.2 mm||91.2 mm||196.8 mm||444.2 mm||196 mm|
|St Bees Head||23.4 mm||13.6 mm||40.6 mm||77.6 mm||140.8 mm||100 mm|
|Keswick||41.8 mm||39.4 mm||107.8 mm||189.0 mm||375.0 mm||182 mm|
|Warcop||28.6 mm||13.4 mm||20.8 mm||62.8 mm||163.4 mm||101 mm|
|Walney Island||17.6 mm||8.0 mm||47.6 mm||73.2 mm||169.4 mm||106 mm|
|Carlisle||19.6 mm||7.8 mm||14.4 mm||41.8 mm||137.0 mm||77 mm|
|Dumfries and Galloway|
|Eskdalemuir||17.4 mm||34.4 mm||89.8 mm||141.6 mm||298.6 mm||168 mm|
|Dundrennan||16.4 mm||14.8 mm||21.8 mm||53.0 mm||192.2 mm||109 mm|
|Prestwick||10.2 mm||14.6 mm||23.2 mm||48.0 mm||129.6 mm||100 mm|
|Drumalbin||6.4 mm||17.6 mm||23.8 mm||47.8 mm||143.6 mm||91 mm|
|West Freugh||9.2 mm||6.4 mm||7.2 mm||22.8 mm||128.8 mm||118 mm|
We are forecasting further rain and strong winds on Saturday — this rainfall could slow up recovery on the river network in Cumbria and south-west Scotland but should not exacerbate the overall situation in Cumbria and the borders of Scotland.
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