As forecast ex-hurricane Bertha is crossing the UK today (10 August 2014) bringing heavy and strong, gusty winds.
The heaviest rainfall overnight was recorded at Balatasound in Shetland where 48.8mm of rain was recorded as a previous low pressure system moved away from the UK, while Bute Park in Cardiff saw 40.6mm as the remnants of ex-hurricane Bertha move in from the southwest.
The highest hourly total was 18.4mm at Wisley in Surrey between 9 and 10am this morning and Coventry in the West Midlands seeing 18.2mm in the same time.
The table below shows a selection of the rainfall recorded at Met Office observing sites across the UK between 10pm on Saturday 9 August and 10am on Sunday 10 August 2014.
|12hr UK RAINFALL 10pm 9 Aug to 10am 10 Aug 2014|
|SITE NAME||AREA||Rainfall (MM)|
|CARDIFF, BUTE PARK||SOUTH GLAMORGAN||40.6|
|MILFORD HAVEN CONSERVANCY BOARD||DYFED||37.0|
|SCOLTON COUNTRY PARK||DYFED||35.4|
|ST ATHAN||SOUTH GLAMORGAN||34.4|
|PERSHORE COLLEGE||HEREFORD & WORCESTER||28.2|
|USK NO 2||MONMOUTHSHIRE||27.6|
|ASTWOOD BANK||HEREFORD & WORCESTER||26.0|
|PERSHORE||HEREFORD & WORCESTER||23.6|
|TREDEGAR, BRYN BACH PARK||GWENT||22.8|
|COVENTRY, COUNDON||WEST MIDLANDS||21.8|
The winds have picked up as well with a gust of 53mph being recorded at Berry Head, Devon betwen 5am and 6am this morning. The table below shows the wind speeds recorded between 1am and 10am today.
|UK MAX GUST SPEED 10 AUG 1am to 10am|
|DATE / TIME||SITE NAME||AREA||MAX GUST (MPH)|
|10/08/2014 0600||BERRY HEAD||DEVON||53|
|10/08/2014 0800||SCILLY: ST MARYS AIRPORT||ISLES OF SCILLY||51|
|10/08/2014 0200||SELLA NESS||SHETLAND||48|
|10/08/2014 1000||WIGHT: NEEDLES OLD BATTERY||ISLE OF WIGHT||46|
|10/08/2014 0800||MUMBLES HEAD||WEST GLAMORGAN||44|
The rain will continue to move north across the UK during the rest of today and the winds will stay strong and gusty and we encourage everyone to keep up to date with the latest forecasts and national severe weather warnings.