Latest wind and rain data as ex-hurricane Bertha crosses the UK

It’s not clear from the text but the rainfall in Shetland is not Bertha, but did happen overnight. BBC forecast mentioned a possible 100+ mm in Scotland which may prompt an Amber warning and winds of up to 70 mph across the Pennines.

Official blog of the Met Office news team

As forecast ex-hurricane Bertha is crossing the UK today (10 August 2014) bringing heavy and strong, gusty winds.

ex-hurricane Bertha crosses the UK on 10 August 2014 ex-hurricane Bertha crosses the UK on 10 August 2014

The heaviest rainfall overnight was recorded at Balatasound in Shetland where 48.8mm of rain was recorded and Bute Park in Cardiff saw 40.6mm.

The highest hourly total was 18.4mm at Wisley in Surrey between 9 and 10am this morning and Coventry in the West Midlands seeing 18.2mm in the same time.

The table below shows a selection of the rainfall recorded at Met Office observing sites across the UK between 10pm on Saturday 9 August and 10am on Sunday 10 August 2014.

12hr UK RAINFALL 10pm 9 Aug to 10am 10 Aug 2014
SITE NAMEAREARainfall (MM)
BALTASOUNDSHETLAND48.8
CARDIFF, BUTE PARKSOUTH GLAMORGAN40.6
MILFORD HAVEN CONSERVANCY BOARDDYFED37.0
SCOLTON COUNTRY PARKDYFED35.4
ST ATHANSOUTH GLAMORGAN34.4

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