Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Hydrological Outlook from November 2015

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

In the Chalk, levels in October were mostly normal or below. Notably low levels persisted in north-east England, while southern England saw a mixed pattern with some notably low levels in more central areas contrasting with above normal levels in parts of the far south. Levels in other aquifers were also mostly normal or below. 

The one month outlook indicates a similar pattern. For the three month outlook, below-normal levels are far less prevalent, with normal levels predominant across all aquifers and above normal levels possible in some localised areas. The shift towards normal levels again reflects the precipitation forecasts but, as with river flows, projections are highly uncertain.

Groundwater projections are particularly uncertain at this transitional time of year; late autumn and early winter rainfall will be highly influential on the longer-term outlook.

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