The rainfall in our neighbourhood matters more than you think – especially if you enjoy a lot of outdoor recreational activities, hobbies, maintain a garden at home or provide enough conversational material for family, friends and neighbours.
We have had a home rain gauge on our property and have records for Beaconsfield for 35 years and they have certainly provided material for unlimited weather conversations!
In the month of July 2020 we recorded 49mm. This contributed to a 3 month (May,June, July) tally of 182mm. Looking back twelve months the total for July 2019 was 73mm and the 3 month total (May,June,July 2019) was significantly higher recording 276mm.
2020 cumulative total for the 7 months is 722mm compared to 2019 total for the same period being only 390mm.
Interestingly at the time of writing this (9th August) we have passed the total yearly rainfall of 2019 of 752mm.
In our records of 35 years, 1985 -2020, the average means for 34 years is 792mm. The highest yearly total of 1211mm was recorded in 2011, a year of several notable floods in the Beaconsfield area.
Submitted by The Boon family