January came to a wet end as a fifth of the monthly rainfall fell in 24 hours.
The entire North-east was struck by heavy downpours yesterday and buffeted by high winds. In Aberdeen, rain caused flooding at the beach boulevard shopping complex. Inverbervie saw the highest volume of rain with 15mm falling, while Craibstone saw 10.2mm and Aberdeen airport had 8.2mm.
Up until Sunday, rainfall for the month had been a mere 50mm.
Grahame Madge, forecaster at the Met Office, said: “It has been a very dry month, however, over the last 24 hours in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire there has been heavy rainfall.
“The rainfall has been accompanied by high winds which reached just under 40mph.
“The unsettled weather is set to continue over the course of the next few weeks with severe gales forecast.
“One crumb of comfort is the temperature whichwill remain high for this time of year,” said Mr Madge.
“However it will continue to be wet and windy.”