Scotland records coldest night in UK since 2010 as extreme cold snap continues

Scotland records coldest night in UK since 2010 as extreme cold snap continues

An extreme cold snap is ongoing in Scotland, which has brought record temperatures, heavy snowfall, and triggered severe weather warnings until Friday, February 12, 2021. On Tuesday, February 9, the coldest night in the UK since 2010 was recorded in the Scottish…

Severe thunderstorms hit Scotland, leaving three people dead

Severe thunderstorms hit Scotland, leaving three people dead

Severe thunderstorms struck many parts of central and eastern Scotland, resulting in flash flooding and disruptions, as well as a major incident declaration in Fife where a month's worth of rain fell in hours. On Wednesday, August 12, torrential rain caused a…

Multiple landslides block A83 at Rest and Be Thankful – Scotland, U.K.

Multiple landslides block A83 at Rest and Be Thankful – Scotland, U.K.

Multiple landslides blocked the A83 at Rest and Be Thankful, Scotland, after heavy rainfall on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Officials started clearing operations on Wednesday, August 5, although initial visual assessments indicate that there is still movement on the…

Big fireball seen over Ireland, Scotland, and Wales

Big fireball seen over Ireland, Scotland, and Wales

A big fireball was observed over Ireland and western parts of the UK at 21:00 LT on October 4, 2019. It is still uncertain whether it was one solitary object or two fireballs. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 22 reports from eyewitnesses in Ireland,…

Scientists find largest meteorite impact crater in the British Isles

Scientists find largest meteorite impact crater in the British Isles

Researchers have located the epicenter of an ancient meteorite impact along the Scottish coast, the largest impact in the British Isles. In a paper published in Journal of the Geological Society, a team led by Dr. Ken Amor from the Department of Earth Sciences at…

‘Unprecedented’ sandstorm hits Thurso, Scotland

‘Unprecedented’ sandstorm hits Thurso, Scotland

A severe storm hit Scotland on January 7, 2019, producing what Thurso locals described as 'unprecedented' sandstorm. According to residents, until a few months ago, the sand never made its way into the town, not even during the worst storms. However, a…

Storm Georgina hits Scotland with heavy rain, gusts up to 225 km/h (140 mph)

Storm Georgina hits Scotland with heavy rain, gusts up to 225 km/h (140 mph)

A rapidly developing low pressure system, named Storm Georgina by the UK Met Office, swept eastwards over northern Scotland on January 24, 2018, before moving out into the North Sea and Norway. Early analysis shows that a sting jet could have formed over the sea…

Megacryometeor hits near a house in Renfrewshire, Scotland

Megacryometeor hits near a house in Renfrewshire, Scotland

A megacryometeor has left a large crater in the middle of a garden in Busby, Renfrewshire, Scotland on September 26, 2017. The object hit several meters from the house owned by the Helliwell family, leaving a 1.4 m (4.6 feet) x 1.2 (3.9 feet) crater. "I was…

Major flooding incident in eastern Scotland

Major flooding incident in eastern Scotland

Heavy rainfalls caused severe flooding in Aberdeenshire, Scotland as the River Don overflew its banks on the night of January 7 to 8, 2016. Numerous evacuations have taken place in the Inverurie town in the center of the county as water levels reached record high…