Page last updated on: Sunday, 28 March, 2021.


and weather events

John Veitch, farmer at Low Creoch, is very fond of taking and sharing photographs with the less rural among us. He posts regularly on Facebook. He is also an amateur meteorologist who loves cloud formations and to measure rainfall.  He is in fact an official Met.Office Volunteer Rainfall Observer.

We have received some of his more recent rainfall data and present his summaries below. If this information is useful, he has some years of historic data that we may include as downloadable .pdf files.

Low Creoch is 25m above sea level, on the eastern side of the Fleet Valley with a SW aspect.

2021 : Rainfall
month mm rain dry days wettest mm   Notes 
Jan 145.3 11 13th 27.3  
Feb 216.7 5 2nd-4th 106.8  
Mar 109.0 10 9th 19.5  
Apr 7.0 21 8th 3.4
this is the driest month John has ever recorded, summer or winter
May 123.1 5 20th 39.4 some very localised showers, probably the coldest May for a while
Jun 33.4 15 2nd 11.9  
Jul          
Aug          
Sep          
Oct          
Nov          
Dec          
Totals 634.5 67      

 

2020 : Rainfall
month mm rain dry days wettest mm   Notes 
Jan 143.9 4 27th 27.1  
Feb 275.3 2 19th 45.7  
Mar 98.6 13 9th 27.5 dry spell started 20th March
Apr 21.7 18 29th 10.6 16 dry days in a row
May 38.6 14 21st 10.7  
Jun 142.3 10 27th 36.1 27, 28 & 29 = 86.1mm
Jul 221.4 2 22nd 30.6  
Aug 176.9 11 25th 40.1 26, 27 & 28 all wet c.60+ mm
Sep 129.2 12 2nd 63.5 2 mornings of frost. Only 3rd or 4th time daily mm > 60 in 25+ yrs.
Oct 202.6 6 3rd 34.2 windy
Nov 158.3 4 13th 34.3 only 10 dry days since 27th September
Dec 198.0 8 12th 25.5 16, 17 & 18th all over 20mm rain
Totals 1806.8 104     Wetter than average year. Snow on 5 days.
          In September, Mark Hannay at Cardoness recorded 88.9 mm flash floods between Carsluith & Cardoness;

 

Flooding

1954 : Friday 29th October at 10.30 am Rutherford Hall flood.
 
2015     Click here to see some photos of the Mill on the Fleet " floods on 30th December 2015.
 

2019 June : Flooded field at Low Creoch.

 

Snow


1947 March : Snow has been cleared to open up "The Cut".

2013     Click here to see some photos of the " Time Gatehouse was isolated " on 25th March 2013.