I thought that I would just take a look back at the history of this pesky cold front that’s been quasi-stationary for much of the last five days over the northwest of Scotland and try and get into the mind and thinking of the Great Oz Chief forecaster...
A flat warm front wave on the cold front running E’NE across Northern Ireland makes for an interesting plotted chart for 15 UTC today with a sharp temperature contrast north south across the UK. Looking forward to the brief anticyclonic spell this weekend when hopefully we might get...
An interesting 0900 analysis
It’s around one degree here at the moment but it’s almost 14°C in Exeter at 09 UTC inside the warm front wave
The 11 UTC plotted chart with highest gusts and temperatures that hour
The most striking thing about the chart though are the wind gusts (in knots) being reported from just about every station in IONA apart from those in northeast Scotland at the moment. A few of the gusts in Lincolnshire are already in excess of 60 mph with higher to come.
It’s not a first, but I’m sure it was never conceived in the original Norwegian cyclone model by Jacob Bjerknes
Dear Ben please feel free to use this plotted chart for your later broadcast, alternatively you could always print it out and put it on your mantle piece.
Another very large temperature contrast north south across the country today.
I don’t know the exact technical term for this ‘shield’ of cloud is, other than calling it jet stream cirrus but I know its a harbinger of rapid development. I quite like shield of cloud that I’ve coined, who knows perhaps it’ll catch on.
I was rather surprised that they didn’t cancel it earlier, and had thought they might leave the warning in force and brazen it out like they’ve done in the past, after all it is a rather windy day south of 53° north, and there have been a few lively gusts around.
Some observations on last night’s analysis.
Darren Bett is showing all the signs of a severe case of chillyitus (x5) in the weather on BBC news at 1.28 PM today.
The cold front from low Siro over Iceland is now into the west of Ireland
What’s that strange lump of cloud over southwest England? And can occlusions turn into cold fronts at will?
Elvis II is born of the western isles.
What’s the collective noun for any number of occluded weather fronts?