
British Rainfall 1897 page22
large area with a fall of 100 inches or upwards. Far to the
east as our isohyetal of 100 inches goes, we think it quite
likely that gauges in the neighbourhood of Kentmere
Reservoir, Blea Water and Kidsty Pike would prove that it
ought to extend still further east. But as it is, it shows
that falls exceeding 100 inches occur over more than 70
square miles.
Another fact, which will be a surpise to many
meteorologists, is the great rainfall which Mr. S. A.
Marshall's gauges prove to exist at the head of the
Langdales. Mickleden gives the extremely high mean of 129.7
inches, or within five inches of that at Seathwaite, in
Borrowdale; and as it is thoroughly supported by the other
gauges in Langdale, there is apparently not much difference
between Langdale and Borrowdale.
Probably few persons realize how very greatly the rainfall
differs even with a few miles. We have taken three pairs of
stations  Mosedale and The Stye, Eskdale and Mickleden, and
Great Gable and the Stye  separated by 3 1/2, 2 1/2, and 1
1/4 miles respectively, and we find the increase per
mile to be 28 inches, 21 inches and 71 inches
respectively  this last representing 0.04 inch per yard!
