But, it’s just 1 point and the driving involved from my QTH must be in the order of 170 Km round trip, so for one reason or some other this activation hasn’t happened yet.
I have several times written in the Reflector that it rains quite a lot in my QTH EA2/NV and this is what I found today while reading the local newspaper on the web. They say that the Spain’s municipality having the most rain throughout the year is Goizueta, in Navarra.
I went to SMP to find which SOTAs there are around Goizueta and I found it was Añarbergaina EA2/NV-186 .
The news said it rains more than 200 days a year in Goizueta and the average annual precipitation is over 2500 l/m2, when the overall Spain’s average is 641 l/m2. This means almost 4 times Spain’s average!
I’m pretty sure there will be many places in the UK with more annual precipitation than that in Goizueta, Navarra.
However, we can’t compare this 3.3 litres/year with Goizueta’s average annual precipitation of 2500 l/m2, because we don’t know the units of those 3.3 litres rained in Derwent water.
The 2500 l/m2 are litres gathered per each square meter
But we don’t know if those 3.3 litres are gathered in Derwent water per each squared inch, squared foot or what other surface unit.
If you have a squared recipient and the length of the square sides is 1m, you have a 1 squared meter surface recipient.
If you pour 1 litre of water into that recipient, that litre of water will make 1mm deep.
So 1 litre = 1mm/m2
Those 5m in Sprinkling Tarn are indeed 5m/m2 = 5000mm/m2 = 5000 litres/m2, which is a lot of rain.