Scotland faces its wettest August in 60 years despite expert predictions that summers are getting hotter and drier.
Although summer may have been particularly sodden this year, UK climate change projections issued in 2009 say Scotland will face warmer, wetter winters and hotter, drier summers in the future.
However, they warn that periods of wet weather are likely to be far wetter than they are at present.
That will be come as no surprise to Scots who are facing up to the wettest August since records began.
The Met Office has already issued a severe weather warning for Tayside and Fife due to torrential rainfall and there has been flooding across the area over the past few days.
In some parts of Scotlan, including Leuchars, more rain has fallen in the last two days than normally seen in the average month of August.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency issued 29 flood warnings and 14 flood alerts on Thursday.