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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s