VIDEO: Watch time lapse of huge radar dish and dome lifted into place in Lewis

Watch as a new radar dish and dome are lifted into place in Lewis.

A state-of-the-art upgrade of Scotland’s rainfall radar network has now been completed and for the first time, the size and shape of raindrops and snowflakes can now be captured along with wind speed data.

David Pirie, director of evidence and flood at Sepa, said: “We’re delighted to see the completion of this project.

“It will enable improved rainfall observation and prediction, in particular in mountainous terrain over Scotland.

“It will enhance our joint capability in forecasting river and surface water flooding events with improved accuracy and longer lead time. It is an essential step in achieving our aim of reducing the impact of flooding in Scotland.”