Published: 06/03/2014 16:53 - Updated: 06/03/2014 17:01

Moray bucks UK rainfall trend

WHILE much of the UK has been battered by rain in one of the wettest winters in living memory, Moray has been one of driest places.

The weather map which shows Moray has been one of the driest places in the UK. Reproduced with permission of Met Office.
The weather map which shows Moray has been one of the driest places in the UK. Reproduced with permission of Met Office.

Moray, a strip of coastline near Cape Wrath in the north west corner of Scotland and an area of Merseyside have bucked the national trend.

With severe flooding in the south of England and elsewhere, it has been a winter of discontent and misery for many people.

However, a weather map produced by the Met Office shows that Moray has avoided the deluge.

It has had just 70 to 90 of its average expected rainfall from December 1 to February 19.

Early statistics show that it has been the wettest winter in the UK in records dating back to 1910.

The map shows that some areas of the UK, largely in the south of England, have had 200 to 225 per cent of their average winter rainfall, which has led to misery for thousands of people who have experienced flooding.

To read the views of one amateur weatherman in Moray see ‘The Northern Scot’ print version.

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