Categories: Get Involved   Water   

photo
Reading Rowing Club with River Thames in flood

Then help climate scientists understand past rainfall variations and improve models for future flooding events?

The UK has an amazing repository of rainfall records from the last 200 years, but most of this is handwritten  and not that easy to use in the current era. The Rainfall Rescue Project is seeking volunteers to transfer all these old handwritten pages of rainfall data into online spreadsheets.

It’s easy to do a few tens of records a day without getting bored to tears, but I  recommend that you choose the option to transcribe local records because it is easier to read the handwritten locations if you recognise the place names!

Follow us on Instagram for more tips and updates