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Tag Archives: Scottish Government
Guest Blog: Ready for Winter?
Lynda Nicholson from Scottish Government talks about the launch of this years Ready for winter? Campaign. Today the Scottish Government launched its new Ready for Winter? campaign designed to get Scotland more prepared for severe weather of all types. Following the … Continue reading
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What’s behind the stormy weather so far this winter?
So far this winter the UK has seen some very strong winds associated with a series of Atlantic storms. This has included some near-record strength gusts of wind in places, with Scotland particularly badly affected. On 8 December a gust … Continue reading
Heavy rainfall in Scotland 6 -11 August 2011
Background Heavy rainfall between Saturday 6 and Monday 8 August 2011 resulted in saturated ground conditions and localised flooding across parts of Scotland, particularly in Aberdeenshire. This was followed by further persistent, heavy rain throughout Wednesday 10 and much of … Continue reading
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Weather forecasts in Welsh and Gaelic
The Met Office has launched Gaelic and Welsh language forecasts on its website, providing the latest weather forecasts and warnings to the 600,000 Welsh speakers and 58,000 Gaelic speakers, along with thousands of learners across the UK. The Met Office … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office in the Media Tagged Cymraeg, Fiona Hyslop, Gàidhlig, Met Office, Scotland, Scottish Gaelic, Scottish Government, Wales, weather forecasting, Welsh Assembly Government, Welsh language Comments Off on Weather forecasts in Welsh and Gaelic
Met Office in the Media: 05 October 2010
Scottish media have widely welcomed the joint Met Office/SEPA flood forecasting service for Scotland Following the announcement of funding by the Scottish Government in an attempt to protect lives and homes from devastating water damage. The Scotsman reported how the service would … Continue reading
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Met Office role in Scottish Flood Forecasting Service
Emergency responders — and ultimately vulnerable communities and businesses — across Scotland can look forward to better flood forecasting thanks to the development of the Scottish Flood Forecasting Service. The Scottish Government have announced funding of £750,000 to improve flood … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office in the Media, Met Office News Tagged Floods, Met Office, Scotland, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Government Comments Off on Met Office role in Scottish Flood Forecasting Service
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