Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Millimetres of Rain

Daniel bought a rain measuring device this Saturday. It is a plastic cup that sits in the garden which rain falls into. On the side is a scale which measures the rain in millimetres. The scale is not in millimetres, there are biger spaces than that between each stripe of the scale, but the opening of the cup is also bigger than the part of the up where the scale is. You actually measure the rainfall in millimetres per square metre of land, this is because rain comes in drops that do not fall completely evenly. I do not like to be out in the rain, but it is interesting to see afterwards how much rain fell. We had 7 mm on Saturday afternoon, when there was also thunder and lightning. There was no rain on Sunday and none today, but we had 5 mm yesterday. I may keep you up to date on the rainfall at our place in my blog posts to come.

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