Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Hydrological Outlook from August 2015

Hydrological Outlook from August 2015
The latest Hydrological Outlook is available.

The latest predictions for UK precipitation favour below-average rainfall for August and August-September-October as a whole.

In southern and eastern England, July groundwater levels were normal to below normal, notably so in parts of the Chalk in Hampshire, Wiltshire and Yorkshire. 

Conversely, levels were exceptionally high in parts of the slowly responding Permo-Triassic sandstones of the Midlands and southern Scotland. 

The outlook for August is for the continuation of a similar pattern. Below normal levels are likely in Wessex, Wales and eastern England, whilst above normal levels are likely to persist in parts of the Permo-Triassic aquifers. 

The outlook for the next three months is also similar, with exceptionally low levels possible in parts of the southern Chalk.

For further information see the full Hydrological Outlook for August.

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