Rainfall data for Scotland

Station Name 36 hr Total (mm) TimeStamp


Rainfall data is gathered by SEPA to help it fulfil its statutory duties. We publish it online because we recognise that this information may also be useful for others, but we cannot guarantee its currency or availability. There may be occasions when data will not be have been collected from a station, therefore results will not appear until the next data collection.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, neither Scottish Environment Protection Agency, nor its employees or agents can be held responsible for any inaccuracies or omissions, whether caused by negligence or otherwise. All data should be regarded as provisional and may be subject to later revision.

Select a map point or search for a particular rainfall station to view rainfall data by hour, day or month.

Data shown is real time rainfall data from SEPA’s automated rain gauges.

Map search

Each dot on the map represents a rain gauge. Moving the cursor over a dot will reveal the gauge name and the amount of recorded rainfall. The colour of the dot indicates the amount of rainfall recorded in the 36 hours before the time indicated in the pop-up information. Clicking on a dot reveals hourly, daily and monthly data of recently recorded rainfall totals, along with the running annual total at that gauge.

Station search

Enter the station/rain gauge name into the search box. Data about the amount of rainfall recorded during the 36 hours before 9am each day, along with recently recorded hourly and daily rainfall totals and a running annual total, will be displayed.

Please note that timestamps of rainfall are to GMT and daily totals represent the 24 hour period from 9am each day.

Further information about the data is available under the Rainfall information tab

Data Access

Access to rainfall data is available now from this site. On selecting a station from the map graphs of recent data are displayed. At the top of the graph page an icon for accessing the data download page is shown. The data download page is accessed by selecting this icon.

On the data download page the following data is available

  • Descriptive information about the stations
  • 7 days of hourly totals
  • 1 year of daily totals
  • 10 years of monthly totals
Data can be accessed by selecting the links, or can be accesses programmatically using the methods outlined on the Download Data tab above

36 hour rainfall totals at SEPA gauges