‘Almost the wettest day this century’ as Storm Babet floods Buxton’s Ashwood Park

Storm Babet has brought a staggering100mm or four inches of rain to Buxton before from Thursday afternoon to Saturday morning.
Heavy rain from Storm Babet has caused the River Wye has burst its banks and flooded Buxton's Ashwood Park. Photo Zoie CampbellHeavy rain from Storm Babet has caused the River Wye has burst its banks and flooded Buxton's Ashwood Park. Photo Zoie Campbell
Heavy rain from Storm Babet has caused the River Wye has burst its banks and flooded Buxton's Ashwood Park. Photo Zoie Campbell

Michael Hilton from buxtonweather.co.uk says another inch of rain may be on the way overnight.

He said: “At www.buxtonweather.co.uk our rain gauges, which zero at Midnight each day, counted 12.6mm to midnight on Thursday 19th, 79mm to midnight on Friday October, 20 and 8.6mm to midnight on Saturday October, 21.

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“So an incredible 100.2mm, or four inches, of rain from Thursday afternoon to breakfast on Saturday.

Heavy rain from Storm Babet has caused the River Wye has burst its banks and flooded Buxton's Ashwood Park. Photo Zoie CampbellHeavy rain from Storm Babet has caused the River Wye has burst its banks and flooded Buxton's Ashwood Park. Photo Zoie Campbell
Heavy rain from Storm Babet has caused the River Wye has burst its banks and flooded Buxton's Ashwood Park. Photo Zoie Campbell

“The previous highest midnight to midnight total, was 77mm on August, 10, 2004.”This means Storm Babet made Friday October, 21 the wettest day this century said Michael.

Both Buxton’s Ashwood Park and Manor Park in Glossop have been affected by floods and High Peak Borough Council has closed the areas and advised people us the parks and stay away from fast moving water.