In August 2004 Scotland experienced rainfall substantially in excess of the norm. Some areas of Scotland received more than 300% of the 30-year average August rainfall, while in the Perth & Kinross area figures of the order of between 250% and 300% were typical. Although the percentage rainfall during August reduced to the west, parts of Stirling and Argyll & Bute still received between 200% and 250% of the monthly average (Source: http://www.metoffice.com/climate/uk/2004/august/maps.html). The 30-year average rainfall for August in Scotland varies between 67 mm on the east coast and 150 mm in the west of Scotland (Anon 1989...

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