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View Poll Results: What's the longest number of consecutive days you've seen with ZERO precipitation
3 days or less 1 1.33%
4 to 6 days 0 0%
7-10 days 0 0%
11-15 days 7 9.33%
16-30 days 18 24.00%
31-60 days 25 33.33%
61-90 days 6 8.00%
91-120 days 7 9.33%
120-180 days 8 10.67%
181-365 days 2 2.67%
more than a full year 1 1.33%
Voters: 75. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-03-2013, 07:57 PM
 
Location: HERE
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What's the largest number of consecutive days you've seen with ZERO precipitation? It can be in your current climate, a climate you've previously lived in, or on a long vacation?

I got this idea after seeing how shocked most people are that most of our summers are completely rainless here in California.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Viseu, Portugal 510 masl
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Last year it didn't rain here from 2nd february to 16th of march, 42 days, it's more impressive because it was during winter in a mediterranean climate
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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From July 23, 2012 to September 8, 2012 we recieved 0 inches of precipitation in Seattle. That's 48 days. The dry streak ended with 0.01 inches of rain on Sept. 9th. If you don't count days with 0.01" of rain, the streak was 70 days long.
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:57 AM
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Location: Norwich, UK
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Probably around 40 days in 1995. The record for London is 73 days.
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:06 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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29 days between 6 April and 4 May 2011.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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41 days in Brisbane last year from 21st July to 30th August.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:44 AM
 
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16-30. A long dry spell in March this year.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Tough question.

A good bet could be April 21 - May 13, 2006. 22 days.

If using the <1mm treshold, April 6 - May 10, 1987 is another dry period. That's 34 days.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Not exactly sure! I know I didn't see rain in Cairo from Around mid-May to November 2011, sadly I forget which days the last rain fell and first winter ones arrived.

Given how resolutely arid Cairo is, it surprised me how consistent and how frequent rainfall is, even though the average day of "rain" in Cairo is basically mist with anger management issues.
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:23 AM
 
Location: Derby, Western Australia
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Perth Airport had a record 122 days without any measurable rainfall from to 20 November 2009 to 23 March 2010. Perth Metro recorded 0.2mm on one day in the same period.
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