August 2019 circulation

You can blame the poor August weather across the northwest of the British Isles on the anomalous North Atlantic pressure patterns, particularly the large area of positive anomalies (again) over Greenland (+10.2 hPa), pushed the resident Icelandic low further south into mid Atlantic which in itself forced mean pressure down (-5.4 hPa) to the west of Scotland. The Azores high held firm and help produce a zonal westerly flow across the Atlantic at 50° north. Well that’s how I saw it at any rate.

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