Analysis – 0900 UTC

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.

Jetstream shield

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.

Today’s cancelled warning

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.