A Wet Weekend Pollutes North Cornwall Beaches

Yesterday afternoon was extremely wet in Davidstow and the rest of North Cornwall, as we reported on Twitter:

This morning the after effects are still affecting our beaches, as can be seen via the Surfers Against Sewage Safer Seas Service map:

Currently Bude and Widemouth Bay still have green ticks, but a bit further south there are numerous sewage pollution alerts from Polzeath down to Newquay and beyond.

A Damp Month for Davidstow!

Just over a month ago we reported that North Cornwall had experienced a very dry April. Today we are compelled to report that North Cornwall has experienced a very damp May!

Here once again are the weekly UK maps from the Environment Agency:

Here too is the last four weeks rainfall record from the EA’s automated rainfall monitoring station 47144 near Otterham:

On the first day of June 2021 the sun is shining brightly overhead and we haven’t had any rain for a few days now. Long may that continue!

However every cloud has a silver lining. This year Crowdy Reservoir is almost full to overflowing, unlike in May last year:

Bank holiday weekend on Davidstow Airfield

A Dry Month for Davidstow!

The Environment Agency publishes a weekly report on recent rainfall across England. Here’s an interesting graphic from the most recent edition:

The EA also maintains a large number of automated rainfall monitoring stations across the country. As revealed by this map, the nearest one to Davidstow is up the hill near the A39 “Atlantic Highway”:

Here’s its rainfall record for the past four weeks:

The last really rainy day is just about to disappear off the end of the chart.

After a really rainy winter this perhaps makes a very pleasant change? Don’t forget to water your gardens though!