Overnight wind speeds – Wednesday 30 January

30 01 2013

Following Met Office amber weather warnings for wind in some parts of the UK yesterday, some high gust speeds were recorded late last night and into the early hours of the morning. The highest gust speed at lower levels was recorded at Fair Isle, Shetland which saw speeds of 86 mph this morning, while the highest gust recorded at a mountain site was 135 mph at Cairngorm Summit.

Max gust speed at lower level sites

Date/time Site name Area Elevation Max Gust Speed (mph)
30/01/2013 06:00 Fair Isle Shetland        57 86
30/01/2013 05:00 Lerwick Shetland        82 84
30/01/2013 07:00 Kirkwall    Orkney          26 82
30/01/2013 01:00 Loch Glascarnoch    Ross & Comarty 269 79
30/01/2013 01:00 Stornoway Airport Western Isles 15 78
30/01/2013 04:00 Wick Airport  Caithness    36 75
30/01/2013 00:00 South Uist Range   Western Isles 4 75
30/01/2013 00:00 Tain Range Ross & Cromarty 4 70
30/01/2013 05:00 Altnaharra Sutherland   81 68
30/01/2013 03:00 Wight: Needles Old Battery Isle Of Wight 80 68

Max gust speed recorded at mountain sites

Date/time Site name Area Elevation Max gust speed (mph)
30/01/2013 00:00 Cairngorm Summit Invernessshire 1237 135
30/01/2013 01:00 Aonach Mor Invernessshire 1130 110
30/01/2013 07:00 Cairnwell Aberdeenshire 928 105
30/01/2013 00:00 Bealach Na Ba Ross & Cromarty 773 101
30/01/2013 02:00 Glen Ogle        Perthshire 564 77

Warnings remain in place for wind in some areas, you can keep up to date with the latest severe weather warnings on our website.





Latest rainfall totals and wind speeds

26 11 2012

Below are the latest rainfall totals from 6.00 pm Sunday night until 6.00 am this morning.

Location Amount (mm)
Mona        27.8
Blencathra              27.4
Capel Curig    26
Valley         25.4
St Bees Head    20.8
Keswick  19
Ronaldsway 18.4
Blackpool 18.2
Rochdale   18
Aberdaron        17.4

The highest rainfall totals are now futher north, however as the table below shows, areas in the south west have seen the most rainfall overall. This is in addition to the rainfall totals from the 20th – 23rd November, where some areas saw in excess of 90 mm of rain.

Rainfall totals from midnight 24th November until 6.00 am this morning:

Location Total (mm)
Plymouth, Mountbatten                72
Scilly: St Marys Airport             66.6
Cardinham, Bodmin                    66.2
Dunkeswell Aerodrome                 60.8
Camborne                             59.6
Exeter Airport                       55.6
Fylingdales                          51.8
Culdrose                             49
Capel Curig                 49
North Wyke                           48.2

This video shows the rainfall from this period with satellite and rainfall radar imagery.

There were also some strong gusts of wind last night:

Location Max gust (mph)
Berry Head                 62
Wight: Needles Old Battery 59
Plymouth, Mountbatten      49
Isle Of Portland           48
Scilly: St Marys Airport   48
North Wyke                 45
Warcop Range               45
Langdon Bay                44
Solent                     44
Cardinham, Bodmin          44

Severe weather warnings are still in place for further rainfall today. Keep up to date with warnings and flood warnings from the Environment Agency.








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