My guess is that the pressure sensor at the lighthouse is reading at least 0.5 hPa too high.
The questions is how high will it go?
You may notice that I’ve managed to scrape a few more climate stations in this chart of minimum temperatures from the internet.
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.
Remember you read it here first.
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.
Conditions must be truly horrendous up there at the moment as the temperature is currently -2.6°C in snow and blowing snow.
Another record overnight maximum temperature this time in Norway.
If the Met Office are serious about how accurately they measure temperature across the UK, why didn’t they just ask the Botanic gardens there to relocate the screen away from the buildings?
Is last night’s temperature of 19.2°C from northwest Scotland to be believed?
A typical winters day across IONA
Put it down to too much schnapps…