Wednesday, 2 August 2017
Tour Scotland Video Summer Rain Cottage Garden Scone Perth Perthshire
Tour Scotland video of heavy Summer rain in my cottage garden in Scone by Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. The Scottish weather forecast today was of outbreaks of heavy rain. across Perthshire, Angus and Fife. This burst of rain only lasted around fifteen seconds, keeps the plants and grass watered. Rainfall totals vary widely across Scotland, the western highlands of Scotland is one of the wettest places in Europe with annual rainfall up to 180 inches. Due to the mountainous topography of the western Highlands, this type of precipitation is orographic in nature, with the warm, wet air forced to rise on contact with the mountainous coast, where it consequently cools and condenses, forming clouds. In comparison, much of eastern Scotland receives less than 870 mm (34.3 in) annually; lying in the rain shadow of the western uplands. This effect is most pronounced along the coasts of Lothian, Fife, Angus and eastern Aberdeenshire, as well as around the city of Inverness. Inchkeith in the Firth of Forth receives only 21 inches of precipitation each year, which is similar to Rabat in Morocco, and less than Barcelona receives per year. Also, as a result of this the north western coast has about 265 days with rain a year and this falls to the south east to a minimum of about 170 days along the coast to the east of high ground.
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