1.25 Million Tonnes of Rain

On Tuesday evening through to Wednesday morning about 35mm of rain fell over Bredon Hill. Taking the area of Bredon Hill to be about 35 square kilometres, that works out to a total of almost 1,250,000 tonnes of rain; yes, 1.25 million tonnes. One tonne of water has a volume of one cubic metre so that quantity can be visualised as a cube of sides 107m – or even more visually as just over one Wembley Stadium full! Very wet.


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