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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Office Agency director Neil Kirkham said the changes would look to tackle the "absolute drought" of high-quality office space in the city.
Gurteen in Co Tipperary enjoyed 15 consecutive days of "absolute drought" with only a "small splattering" of rain.
The Ceredigion hamlet is among a list of areas confirmed by the Met Office as being in "absolute drought" having seen no rainfall for 25 days this month.
Now forecasters say the next two weeks will meet the Oxford English Dictionary definition of "absolute drought", which is 15 days with under 0.25mm of rain per day.
Quantitative assessment of drought condition started in 1887, when UK meteorological organization has identified differences between absolute drought (a period with precipitation bellow 0.2 mm per day) and partial drought (a period of 29 day that have an average bellow 0.2 mm per day) [23].
On this day June 24, 1949: Huddersfield entered a period of 'absolute drought' this day.
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 0.1mm of rain.
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.