VIDEO: 2012 officially wettest year in East Lancashire

The Bolton News: WHITE WATER Pendle Water running through Barrowford Park has become swollen by high rainfall during the Christmas and New Year holiday period WHITE WATER Pendle Water running through Barrowford Park has become swollen by high rainfall during the Christmas and New Year holiday period

WEATHER watchers have revealed that East Lancashire has officially had its wettest year ever.

But forecasters are now predicting a respite from the persistent rain the region has seen over the past months.

The good news comes as Huncoat weatherman Roy Chetham said he had recorded 1,734mm, or just over 68 inches, of rainfall up until the last few days of 2012.

He said: “It has been a really wet year.

“It rained again for 24 hours on Sunday into Monday so I bet there will be another inch to add onto the total.

“I have had a very busy year, but not as busy as those who have had to clean up after floods.

“The ground is so spongy, it is terrible.

“Nobody has had any proper summer or sunshine to cheer them up, it has just been horrendous.”

Some animals, like ground-nesting birds, had a tough summer as their nests were washed away.

Farmers also had a difficult year as crops failed and animals had to come inside sooner than had been hoped.

But it was not all bad as swans, geese and slugs, which enjoy the wetter conditions, thrived.

Charles Powell, a spokesman for the Met Office, said the next couple of weeks should give everything a chance to dry out.

He said: “There will be a few showers as we head into New Year’s day, but then it will be much drier.

“However, there will still be a bit of a breeze around.

“Into tomorrow (Wed), there will be a cloudy start and a bit of rain, which will probably be quite persistent in the morning, but it should not amount to anything too grand compared to what we have seen.

“From Thursday, we have some high pressure coming in and that will bring much drier and more settled weather, although there will not be much sunshine.

“There maybe some rain, but the high pressure will last for at least a week or so.

“There has been a lot of rain recently, but we will have a bit of respite and it will be quite mild too.”

Mr Powell said that looking further ahead into next week, the weather was expected to stay dry and mild.

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3:38pm Tue 1 Jan 13

slammer says...

Ah don't worry the next hosepipe ban is just round the corner...!
Ah don't worry the next hosepipe ban is just round the corner...! slammer
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8:10pm Tue 1 Jan 13

mys says...

slammer wrote:
Ah don't worry the next hosepipe ban is just round the corner...!
Ha ha well said,you took the words out of my mouth lol
[quote][p][bold]slammer[/bold] wrote: Ah don't worry the next hosepipe ban is just round the corner...![/p][/quote]Ha ha well said,you took the words out of my mouth lol mys
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9:02pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Info-warrior says...

Pity its not the trillion dollars plus falling out the sky.. The trillion plus that has evaporated from the world equity market since the Obama win or the 675 points that have fallen off the dow jones in the same period. And now the Germans want their 133 billion euro's worth of gold they thought our very nice politicians and banksters had tucked away in a safe place.ha ha ha They could use the rain to tell them the banksters lost it in flash floods..either way the Germans no longer own any gold. Their isn't enough gold to go around if everyone wants their share at the same time so they need lots more rain to fake losing lots more gold. Best start building an ark with all the rehypothecating of gold thats been going on in the City of London we could be in for a wetter year if that turns out to be the case.
Pity its not the trillion dollars plus falling out the sky.. The trillion plus that has evaporated from the world equity market since the Obama win or the 675 points that have fallen off the dow jones in the same period. And now the Germans want their 133 billion euro's worth of gold they thought our very nice politicians and banksters had tucked away in a safe place.ha ha ha They could use the rain to tell them the banksters lost it in flash floods..either way the Germans no longer own any gold. Their isn't enough gold to go around if everyone wants their share at the same time so they need lots more rain to fake losing lots more gold. Best start building an ark with all the rehypothecating of gold thats been going on in the City of London we could be in for a wetter year if that turns out to be the case. Info-warrior
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9:09pm Tue 1 Jan 13

mavrick says...

You would have thought by now they would have built massive reservoirs. There should never be a water shortage in this country, If the money raised from privatisation was used to invest in infrastructure instead of shareholders dividends, We could have alleviated a lot of flooding problems. There is no reason we could not build several strategicaly placed water collection reservoirs the same size as those in the lake district. The advantages are obvious.
You would have thought by now they would have built massive reservoirs. There should never be a water shortage in this country, If the money raised from privatisation was used to invest in infrastructure instead of shareholders dividends, We could have alleviated a lot of flooding problems. There is no reason we could not build several strategicaly placed water collection reservoirs the same size as those in the lake district. The advantages are obvious. mavrick
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6:58am Wed 2 Jan 13

Excluded again says...

We are getting more and more extreme weather (and around the world not just in Britain). Record droughts followed by record rainfall.

When I was young lad, we got a colour TV. My dad let me and my brother take our old TV apart in the backyard. When we had finished, he came out and said - now put it back together. Of course, we had no idea how to put the old TV back together. Never take apart what you don't know how to fix, my dad said.

We're taking apart the climate and we don't know how to fix it. And we are seeing the consequences.
We are getting more and more extreme weather (and around the world not just in Britain). Record droughts followed by record rainfall. When I was young lad, we got a colour TV. My dad let me and my brother take our old TV apart in the backyard. When we had finished, he came out and said - now put it back together. Of course, we had no idea how to put the old TV back together. Never take apart what you don't know how to fix, my dad said. We're taking apart the climate and we don't know how to fix it. And we are seeing the consequences. Excluded again
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7:56am Wed 2 Jan 13

Info-warrior says...

mavrick wrote: invest in infrastructure instead of shareholders dividends,

And a couple of hydro-turbines built into the system sounds marvelous eh Mavrick... Only problem with that idea is that it would represent growth and there hasn't to be any growth in the economy. Ask Georgey Osborne or all the people/sheeple who are losing their jobs this week. The economy current break up of the middle east and the ever increasing threat of world war three all makes a few splashes of rain seem insignificant. Unless your waste high rain water mixed with over flowing sewers full of turds tampons and toilet tissue then all this rain makes you just want to burst into a verse of "Singing In The Rain" while waiting for the last flash of all time.

AUTHORITARIANISM rules the day but not for those who fail to obey.
mavrick wrote: invest in infrastructure instead of shareholders dividends, And a couple of hydro-turbines built into the system sounds marvelous eh Mavrick... Only problem with that idea is that it would represent growth and there hasn't to be any growth in the economy. Ask Georgey Osborne or all the people/sheeple who are losing their jobs this week. The economy current break up of the middle east and the ever increasing threat of world war three all makes a few splashes of rain seem insignificant. Unless your waste high rain water mixed with over flowing sewers full of turds tampons and toilet tissue then all this rain makes you just want to burst into a verse of "Singing In The Rain" while waiting for the last flash of all time. AUTHORITARIANISM rules the day but not for those who fail to obey. Info-warrior
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11:27am Wed 2 Jan 13

hasslem hasslem says...

Excluded again wrote:
We are getting more and more extreme weather (and around the world not just in Britain). Record droughts followed by record rainfall.

When I was young lad, we got a colour TV. My dad let me and my brother take our old TV apart in the backyard. When we had finished, he came out and said - now put it back together. Of course, we had no idea how to put the old TV back together. Never take apart what you don't know how to fix, my dad said.

We're taking apart the climate and we don't know how to fix it. And we are seeing the consequences.
amazed you haven't blamed the tories.
[quote][p][bold]Excluded again[/bold] wrote: We are getting more and more extreme weather (and around the world not just in Britain). Record droughts followed by record rainfall. When I was young lad, we got a colour TV. My dad let me and my brother take our old TV apart in the backyard. When we had finished, he came out and said - now put it back together. Of course, we had no idea how to put the old TV back together. Never take apart what you don't know how to fix, my dad said. We're taking apart the climate and we don't know how to fix it. And we are seeing the consequences.[/p][/quote]amazed you haven't blamed the tories. hasslem hasslem
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3:18pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Excluded again says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
Excluded again wrote:
We are getting more and more extreme weather (and around the world not just in Britain). Record droughts followed by record rainfall.

When I was young lad, we got a colour TV. My dad let me and my brother take our old TV apart in the backyard. When we had finished, he came out and said - now put it back together. Of course, we had no idea how to put the old TV back together. Never take apart what you don't know how to fix, my dad said.

We're taking apart the climate and we don't know how to fix it. And we are seeing the consequences.
amazed you haven't blamed the tories.
The Tories may be a right shower, but they probably do not cause actual showers.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Excluded again[/bold] wrote: We are getting more and more extreme weather (and around the world not just in Britain). Record droughts followed by record rainfall. When I was young lad, we got a colour TV. My dad let me and my brother take our old TV apart in the backyard. When we had finished, he came out and said - now put it back together. Of course, we had no idea how to put the old TV back together. Never take apart what you don't know how to fix, my dad said. We're taking apart the climate and we don't know how to fix it. And we are seeing the consequences.[/p][/quote]amazed you haven't blamed the tories.[/p][/quote]The Tories may be a right shower, but they probably do not cause actual showers. Excluded again
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