SEPA flood alert for the Western isles and October rainfall so far.

Good evening Western Isles in this blog post we take a look at the SEPA flood alert and the rainfall so far across the islands in a wet October.

The flood alert can be found here https://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/info/group-id/4964/

The most recent GFS model run at 12z is suggesting 35 mm of rainfall could until midnight Sunday for Benbecula, South Uist and Barra.

The most recent EC model run at 12z is suggesting 35 mm of rainfall could until midnight Sunday for South Uist and Barra and 36 mm for Harris

October Rainfall

The recent rainfall has seen water scarcity levels return back to normal levels

South Uist range Met Office site has already seen 62.8 mm of rainfall so far this month.

53.4 mm for Stornoway Airport.

from SEPA rainfall gauges

56 mm at Creed Bridge

86.6 mm at Laxdale

73.4 mm at Mill croft

more here https://www2.sepa.org.uk/rainfall/

Please do NOT use Western Isles Weather for the protection of life and property please follow local and national government issued warnings and advice. Please have more than one source for weather information in extreme weather, Such as the Met office and follow any advice and instructions from emergency responders.Anything posted on this page is not representative of any company or organization.

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