This irrigation is not practised in the drought of summer, but in the coldest and wettest months of the year, FIG.
A few days later he set off for Manchester, posting in that wettest of autumns through "the rain that rained away the Corn Laws," and on his arrival got his friends together, and raised the money which tided Cobden over the emergency.
The hottest and wettest months are from December to March, but there is usually a fresh trade-wind blowing and the climate is healthy.
The average annual rainfall is about 60 in., September being the wettest month.
September is the wettest month; January the driest.
Along the coast the autumn months are the wettest and the spring months are the driest; for example, at Galveston the rainfall amounts to 5.7 in.
In the middle, eastern and north-eastern parts of Texas the spring months are the wettest and the winter months are the driest; for example, at Waco the rainfall amounts to 4.5 in.
More than half the rainfall occurs from July to November, the wettest month being September, with an average of 2.95 in.; the driest month is April, with an average of 1 14 in.
It thus happens that the driest climates in the east are those which have to south-westwards the broadest extent of mountainous ground, and that the wettest eastern climates are those which are least protected by high lands on the west.
The wettest month, as indicated by meteorological observation, is January; February is second to it, and December third; March is also a very wet month.
Spring is the wettest season.
And Greenock thus has the reputation of being the wettest town in Scotland.
The very heavy rainfall of the district, which is the wettest in England, has led to the utilization of Thirlmere as a reservoir for the water supply of Manchester, over 80 m.
The western or mountainous division is the wettest at all seasons, each orographic group forming a centre of heavy precipitation.
The wettest month for most parts of England is October, the most noticeable exception being in East Anglia, where, on account of the frequency of summer thunderstorms, July is the month in which most rain falls, although October is not far behind.
In the western and southwestern parts the summer months are the wettest and the spring months are the driest; thus, at El Paso the rainfall amounts to 2.2 in.