After an exceptionally dry September, the UK has seen its first bout of widespread heavy rain and strong winds so far this autumn. An area of low pressure centred close to Iceland has driven a cold front eastwards across Britain, bringing unsettled weather, particularly in the west.
Highest rainfall totals
Some of the highest rainfall totals are shown below (between 10pm (5th October) to 10am (6th October):
|SITE NAME||AREA||RAINFALL (mm)|
|SOUTH UIST||WESTERN ISLES||41.4|
Strongest wind gusts
There have been some strong wind gusts in parts, particularly across exposed western areas. The highest gusts are below:
|DATE/TIME||SITE NAME||AREA||WIND GUST (MPH)|
|06/10/2014 03:00||SOUTH UIST RANGE||WESTERN ISLES||84|
|06/10/2014 05:00||ALTNAHARRA NO 2||SUTHERLAND||78|
|06/10/2014 01:00||MAGILLIGAN NO 2||LONDONDERRY||70|
Earlier rainfall image across the UK:
The rain will continue to move east across the UK during the rest of today with drier conditions following for a time, before showers follow in places overnight. Although winds will tend to ease for most areas, further gales are expected across northeast Scotland through tomorrow. During this unsettled weather we’d encourage everyone to keep up to date with the latest forecasts and national severe weather warnings.