Flooding in Scotland

Sad to see flooding occurring in Scotland following the torrential rain over the last few days. BBC flood photos: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-15943842 Abington Primary School pupils rescued from flooding: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-15945986 Drivers stuck after rain causes flooding in Scotland: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-15922080 Here’s hoping no one has had their home flooded. A flood alert is in force for Fife: SEPA

Webcam Change

The webcams will be switched over to a subscription only service this weekend. The weather station will follow in the next few weeks. Use the Contact Us form if you haven’t already told us you would like to subscribe. UPDATE: Webcams are now a subscription only service. Technorati Tags: webcams

Weather Warning

A severe weather warning has been issued by The Met Office -  from midnight tonight a “YELLOW ALERT OF RAIN” will be in place for 24 hours. A period of heavy rain will affect parts of southern, central and eastern Scotland during Tuesday. The rain will tend to ease from the south during the afternoon.

The Disappearing Culvert Pipe

Freuchie experienced the most rainfall in a while yesterday. Approximately 24mm of rain fell in 9 hours, with most of the total falling in a 7 hour spell of moderate steady rainfall. The culvert at Freuchie Mill rose considerably during this rainfall event. As has been previously highlighted, a rainfall rate of 3mm per hour

IT System Changes

The weather station system has been transferred over to a new server due to the previous computer occasionally hanging up. A business grade HP server hooked up to a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) has been installed, from which allayit expects to see considerably less unscheduled downtime. To be fair to the old computer, the Acer

Crops Harvested

With the last of the crops in fields around Freuchie being harvested, the impact of surface water run-off will become more significant over the coming month. Here’s hoping for a dry autumn and winter. Technorati Tags: Freuchie,surface water,run-off

Hurricane Irene

Our thoughts are with those across the Atlantic who are suffering the worst effects of “Hurricane Irene” / “Tropical Storm Irene”. The storm surge has already caused flooding, with further severe flooding being predicted along the east coast of the US. Keep safe. Technorati Tags: flooding,hurricane Irene,storm surge,tropical storm Irene