February 2020 wettest since 1766
In the England and Wales gridded data series from the Met Office, the total for February 2020 turns out to have been the highest since that series started in 1766. The 169.9 mm was 260% of the 1961-1990 long-term average. The EWP series extends back 96 years beyond the regional gridded monthly totals I mentioned the other day. It may have been the wettest February since 1766 but it still only ends up being the 36th wettest month since 1766. February would of course have higher accumulations if there were a couple more days in the month! As you can see from the chart, rainfall trends in England and Wales during February remain flat lined since 1766.