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.
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.
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.