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 have responded to the rainfall of the last few days.
At least the recent rain will has help dampen the ground across Scotland which has been tinder dry this spring.