It’s certainly turned a little more ‘hazy’ across our part of the world this morning or should that be ‘overcast’?
It’s not surprising that the high cloud has spread south so rapidly in the last few hours as there was a 150 knot northerly jet at midnight down across the country.
Mean temperatures across Russia have continued to be well above average so far this January as they were in December.
Never let what’s actually happening get in the way of a good story though, and that story this weekend is high pressure.
A closer look at the South Pacific hot spot off the east coast of New Zealand
Will this anticyclonic spell give way to a zonal or meridional type?
High pressure over France and lower than average pressure to the north of Iceland puts the squeeze on the southwesterly flow across latitude 55 degrees north.
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I wonder if 2020 will prove to be yet another one of those warm years? The odds are certainly stacked in its favour, as 22 out of the last 23 years have been warmer than average.
We will never know if the wind didn’t veer more sharply into the northwest on the passage of that cold front, and allow the wind to funnel directly up Coire Cas and produce that record gust seen at the Ptarmigan station.
The highest surface pressure in the month of January in the UK was 1053.6 hpa not a lot of people know that.
Another very large temperature contrast north south across the country today.