There has been some very wet weather across much of the UK seeing well over an inch of rain in the last 24 hours. The wettest place in the UK, in the 48 hours to 6 am this morning is Tyndrum, Perthshire with 102.4 mm of rain, with 94.6 mm of this falling in the last 24 hours.
The wettest place in England was Cardinham, Cornwall with 62.8 mm, in Northern Ireland was Ballypatrick Forest, Antrim with 57.8 mm and in Wales it was Tredegar Park with 54.4 mm of rain.
Although there will continue to be some patchy outbreaks of rain across eastern parts of Scotland today, generally the rain will continue to ease leaving a drier day for many, before more heavy rain pushes into the southwest of England later this evening and across Scotland tomorrow morning.
48 hour UK Rainfall Totals 19 Dec 0600 am – 21 Dec 0600 am
Stations recording more than 40 mm
|SITE NAME||AREA||PRECIP AMOUNT(mm)|
|TREDEGAR, BRYN BACH PARK||GWENT||54.4|
|PATELEY BRIDGE, RAVENS NEST||NORTH YORKSHIRE||53.8|
|THORNEY ISLAND||WEST SUSSEX||49.4|
|SHOREHAM AIRPORT||WEST SUSSEX||49.2|
|CARDIFF, BUTE PARK||SOUTH GLAMORGAN||48.2|
|MUMBLES HEAD||WEST GLAMORGAN||45|
|RONALDSWAY||ISLE OF MAN||44|
|DISHFORTH AIRFIELD||NORTH YORKSHIRE||42.8|
As the wet weather continues into the weekend we have issued a number of severe weather warnings. It is important people are weather aware by staying up to date with these during this period of unsettled weather. Amber warnings mean you need to be prepared for the weather and take steps to change your plans and protect you and your family or community from the impacts of the severe weather based on the forecast from the Met Office. We’d advise people in the areas affected to expect some disruption and take precautions if they are in an area at risk from heavy rain and flooding.