Author Archives: Richard Maxey

Summer river flooding in Scotland

It had been a fairly quiet few months for the operational side of the Scottish Flood Forecasting Service, before heavy rain struck much of the country at the start of June, causing some significant flooding in the north east, and … Continue reading

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Snowmelt forecasting capability within Grid-to-Grid

The formation and melting of snow can be a key component of river flows in the UK, particularly in upland areas. Different configurations of the countrywide Grid-to-Grid (G2G) model are used to deliver the snowmelt component, using different approaches for … Continue reading

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EFAS annual meeting in the Netherlands

Louise Parry recently attended the annual EFAS Partners meeting on behalf of SEPA and the forecasting service. She¬†sends the following report. In March this year the Annual European Flood Awareness System (EFAS) Partners meeting took place in De Bilt, near … Continue reading

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Storm Frank On Tour

Operationally it has been a fairly quiet last 12 months or so for the forecasting service. The interest in the events of winter 2015-16 still continues, however, particularly the floods resulting from Storm Frank at the very end of 2015. … Continue reading

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Hydrologists make the water go round – BHS international conference

I recently attended the 2016 international conference of the British Hydrological Society, at Cranfield University. There were a number of broad themes, including flood risk and water resource management, with most of the first day being given over to presentations … Continue reading

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High Impact Weather and Climate Conference

High Impact Weather and Climate was the subject of the conference held by Royal Meteorological Society and National Centre for Atmospheric Science at the University of Manchester last week. Members of the forecasting service attended, along with many colleagues from … Continue reading

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Storm Frank – how was the medium range flood guidance?

The rainfall associated with Storm Frank on 30 December 2015 caused some of the most severe flooding seen in Scotland for many years, particularly along the river Dee in Aberdeenshire and the rivers Cree and Nith in Dumfries and Galloway, … Continue reading

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