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The Scottish Flood Forecasting Service (SFFS) is today (Tuesday 9 March) marking a decade of supporting Scotland’s preparedness and response to flooding. Staffed around the clock 365 days a year, the service has been combining hydrological and meteorological data to … Continue reading
Following the heavy rainfall over the weekend, here are the latest rainfall totals: Site Name Area 48hr Rainfall total 9am Sat to 9am Mon (mm) Capel Curig Gwynedd 106.0 Lake Vyrnwy Powys 82.0 Keswick Cumbria 81.6 Blencathra Cumbria 72.6 Tyndrum … Continue reading
Heavy rain is expected across parts of north Wales, northwest England and southwest Scotland on Saturday into Sunday, clearing to the southeast on Monday. We have issued a yellow weather warning for rain for these areas, while the Environment Agency, … Continue reading
Over the past 24 hours the weather has delivered a mixture of hot sunshine, thunderstorms, hail and heavy rain as we highlighted earlier in the week. As expected, sunny skies and warm air being pushed northwards from the continent allowed … Continue reading
You may have heard that this weekend could be cloudy and wet…or sunny and dry, that’s because as with other weekends this summer there has been some uncertainty in the forecast. After a mixed week of some sunshine, rain and … Continue reading
UPDATED TO INCLUDE LATEST WIND SPEEDS AS AT 3PM, 5 DECEMBER 2013 As forecast, there have been severe gales with widespread gusts of between 60 and 80mph across Scotland and northern parts of England. Some very high level mountain sites … Continue reading
Last week, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Met office honoured some unsung heroes, as Scotland’s longest serving rainfall observers were presented with awards at a ceremony in Glasgow. The event hosted at the city’s Royal Concert Hall … Continue reading
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