Did Benson’s rain gauge have a spiders nest in it after all?

I was perusing the 24 hour rainfall totals for the UK, as you do, and noticed that this mornings Benson observation for 06 UTC failed to report a 24 hour (06-06 UTC) total. They did however report a trace in their 18-06 UTC 12 hour total, which should have at least been repeated in their 24 hour total. I just wonder if I was right when I suggested that the rain gauge of their SAMOS AWS had indeed been blocked by a spiders nest last month? Don’t you just love conspiracy theories. Other than that yesterdays rain across the southeast will have done absolutely nothing to alleviate their current dry spell.

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