Most of the heaviest precipitation this week has been in the northwest, whilst extreme eastern and southern parts have escaped the heaviest of it.
A look back at the three days of rainfall from Storm Dennis.
No one of course care’s about the minutiae of what the various warnings that were issued, in the final analysis it probably made little difference in alerting people to the chances of flooding, because the media have been all over this story for days, with flocks of TV reporters already vying for best positions along the river Taff in south Wales to capture all the details.
Believe it or not, some of the highest accumulations to be found in that period have been across the southern Cairngorms in Scotland, where there’s not even a yellow warning in force.
Maybe if they had given themselves that extra six hours at the start of the amber warnings they might have achieved the higher totals.
I can’t help thinking that the chief is attempting some kind of subliminal message to someone in the two amber warnings for Wales.
The emphasis for storm Dennis is on heavy rain rather than strong wind as orange splodges appear across England and Wales during Saturday and Sunday
The latest precipitation totals for February.
There certainly was a large area of rainfall accumulations of 50-75 mm and within that smaller areas of 75-100 mm in the 24 hours. No wonder there was flooding at Hebden Bridge.
I don’t think I missed any news story or fanfare that heralded the release of this new data from the Met Office, perhaps that’s still to come.
Dry, hot summers could they become the new ‘norm’ in Scotland? I don’t think so.
A variable month as far as precipitation is concerned but at least the days are drawing out now.