absolute drought

absolute drought

[′ab·sə‚lüt ‚drau̇t]
(meteorology)
In Britain, a period of at least 15 consecutive days during which no measurable daily precipitation has fallen.
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Quantitative assessment of drought condition started in 1887, when UK meteorological organization has identified differences between absolute drought (a period with precipitation bellow 0.
Meath regard their nine-year wait for a Leinster title as an absolute drought and with only a handful of survivors from '01, they will be every bit as hungry as Louth.
Steve Jackson, of Bablake Weather Station, in Coundon Road, Radford, said: "An absolute drought in the UK is defined as a period of at least 15 consecutive days without rain.
Edgbaston Observatory announced absolute drought yesterday which means 13 days with no more than 0.