Author Archives: Richard Maxey

Using the flood risk matrix – two October events

Two widespread flood events affected Scotland in October. One affected a very large area of the West Highlands, and the other, related to Storm Callum, widely impacted England and Wales, but just clipped the south of Scotland. In both cases … Continue reading

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Medium Range Outlook for the Flood Guidance Statement

Since its inception in 2011 the Scottish Flood Forecasting Service has provided forecasts of flood risk out to five days, by way of the Flood Guidance Statement sent to the emergency response community. Since then the scope and accuracy of … Continue reading

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Studentship opportunity – snow monitoring in Scotland

We’re supporting CEH in a summer placement for a university student who is doing a degree in a “quantitative discipline” (e.g. mathematics, statistics, computing, engineering, physics) to come and try working in environmental research. The project is “Snow hydrology: analysing … Continue reading

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Review of 2017-18 EFAS Messages

As reported in the article on the 13th annual meeting of the European Flood Awareness System partners, SEPA and the forecasting service are part of this international forecasting initiative, and receive notifications when flooding is expected. As part of our … Continue reading

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World Meteorological Day 2018

Happy World Meteorological Day! Friday 23 March is World Meteorological Day 2018 and this year the World Meteorological Organisation has named the theme – ‘Weather-Ready, Climate-Smart’. The recent cold temperatures and snow events have demonstrated the importance and value of being “weather … Continue reading

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Flood Warning Dissemination System Administrator – vacancy in Scotland

Flooding is one of this century’s biggest environmental challenges, and tackling it here in Scotland is a top priority for SEPA.  As Scotland’s national flood forecasting, flood warning and strategic flood risk management authority SEPA leads the way in flood … Continue reading

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Hydrometeorologist vacancy in Scotland

Here in SEPA we’re hiring a Hydrometerorologist. Permanent, full time, based in Perth, although other office locations may be considered. Flooding is one of this century’s biggest environmental challenges, and tackling it here in Scotland is a top priority for … Continue reading

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