Swanston, Edinburgh, thunderstorm

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George in Edinburgh

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Jul 4, 2021, 1:31:21 PM7/4/21
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1515h-1545h saw 23mm rain  and 123mm/hr at one point. (According to Davis VP2). Lots of local roads closed, including the mighty bypass.

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Julian Mayes

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Jul 4, 2021, 6:30:04 PM7/4/21
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George, the Botanic Garden recorded 41mm in ONE hour, tho' it appears be the hour to 17h UTC, a bit later than your rainfall peak if I have the timing correct.  

No wonder there were so many videos on twitter.    

Julian  

George in Edinburgh

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Jul 5, 2021, 7:30:14 AM7/5/21
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52.6 mm 24hr total here to 0900 today. Peak rainfall was between 1530 GMT and  1610 GMT.  According to SEPA map (https://www2.sepa.org.uk/rainfall/) Botanics had 57.6 mm in the same 24hr period. Looking at that map it is all very localised. Check out Bannockburn, nr Stirling, which claims 59 mm to 09 on the 4th and 61 mm to 09 on the 5th.  (If I've read it correctly).

Trevor Harley

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Jul 6, 2021, 8:51:27 AM7/6/21
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41.0 mm in one hour is a lot. For some reason the Times chose to report it as 11 million litres.
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