April 2020 Analysis

You could almost use the midnight charts with an excessive number of fronts on them as a marker to when the Chief with a love of multiple warm sectors and occlusions was on shift. I can …

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Frontal analysis

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 …

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The top and bottom of it

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

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.

Rare example of a triple warm sector

It’s not a first, but I’m sure it was never conceived in the original Norwegian cyclone model by Jacob Bjerknes

Thirtieth anniversary of the Burns’ day storm

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.

Low Gerlinde rushes through

Another very large temperature contrast north south across the country today.

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.

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