Tuesday looks interesting – is it going to be the southwest or the southeast that sees the heaviest of the rain?
If this winter is going to be cold then it’s also likely to be drier than average too.
Just how well did summer 2019 compare with previous summers?
It almost seems that at least where rainfall is concerned, August has become a well behaved kind of month in recent years.
It looks like regional rainfall totals have returned a little closer to normal after a short dry spell.
Remarkably none of the torrential rain across northeast Scotland was thundery in nature, despite there being a yellow warning in force for thunderstorms.
It’s not often that you can claim to be sitting in a rain shadow like we are at the moment
Is June the 2019 the wettest on record? If not what June was wettest?
A detailed look at high rainfall totals the 10-11 th June 2019.
Surprisingly I’ve found that you very rarely see an average month for temperature, rainfall and sunshine, but May 2019 was such a month across the UK.
Inland areas of Grampian and the Moray coast seem to have collected a disproportionate amount of rain during the last week. Both Kinloss and Lossiemouth are reporting weekly totals well over 40 mm, whilst Tain just a few miles to the northwest and the other side of the firth, have received little more than 10 mm. It’s hard to put all this down to the rain shadow effect of the northwest highlands because rainfall totals from Wick and Altnaharra with little shelter are also much lower than further south. The gauge on the river Findhorn shows just how water levels...
Here are this year’s extremes for air temperature, sunshine and rainfall I’ve extracted from the SYNOP data that I download courtesy of the OGIMET site. I forgot I had written this application so this post is as much as a reminder to me to use it every now and again! I could bemoan the fact that the Met Office refuse to release all the climate station data they have, which is why the sunshine coverage is sparser than it need be, but in the spirit of the new look xmetman website I’m just going to thank them for releasing what...