Flood rainfall was well short of record.
Daily rainfall totals at low elevation sites were "unremarkable", typically less than 50 mm (Bow Street, Frongoch and Gogerddan), but increased significantly at sites above 180m in the Rheidol and Leri catchments (Dinas, Bontgoch and Pwllpeiran).
The second heavy "pulse" of rainfall in the Leri headwaters was critical in causing flash flooding in the early hours of Saturday, June 9 as soils in the catchment were saturated and hillslope runoff very rapid.
Rain levels were unremarkable prior to the Ceredigion floods
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|Date:||Dec 31, 2012|
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