Saturday, 7 March 2020

Raintown #3 - The Numbers are In

The Met Office has published the weather statistics for Glasgow and, as I predicted, records were broken.

In February 316mm (12.4") of rain fell - three times the average. This is the wettest February recorded easily beating the 1997 figure of 250mm. It is also the wettest month on record exceeding December 2006 which had 299mm of rain. The records are for the airport and date back to 1959.

The upside to the rain was that it was relatively mild with only a single day of frost.

The rain affected most parts of the country with some area still flooded. Despite the rain the effect on Scotland wasn't too bad. I think our hilly landscape means that there are fewer floodplains. 

Heavy rain affected most of the country

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