Rainfall Intensity, 1960–2016

Environmental Reporting
  • Added 13 Oct 2017
  • Updated 18 Oct 2017

Two measures of rainfall intensity - percent of annual precipitation in the 95th percentile (r95ptot) and annual maximum one-day rainfall (rx1day).
Intense rainfall can result in flash floods or land slips that damage homes and property, disrupt transportation, and endanger lives. It can also interfere with recreation and increase erosion. Changes to the frequency of intense rainfall events can alter biodiversity.
More information on this dataset and how it relates to our environmental reporting indicators and topics can be found in the attached data quality pdf.


Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

You may use this work for commercial purposes.

You must attribute the creator in your own works.


1. Data quality info for rainfall intensity 214 KB pdf


CategoryEnvironmental Reporting > Atmosphere & Climate > Precipitation
MetadataDublin Core

Technical Details

Table ID 89435
Data type Table
Row count 1710
Columns Year, site, r95ptot, rx1day
Services Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), Atom Feed


Added 13 Oct 2017
Last updated 13 Oct 2017
Revisions 3 - Browse all revisions
Current revision Imported on Oct. 18, 2017 from CSV .
Show Map