The 11 UTC plotted chart with highest gusts and temperatures that hour
What would the headline writers at the Daily Mail or Daily Express do without reports of the highest gusts from the Needles?
Here in Ross-shire there has been a continual stream of light snow showers throughout the day, which until the last hour have not settled.
A 16.3°C diurnal range in temperatures in no more than nine hours I would reckon.
Last night was not a night for any wild camping in Scotland although the sunrise from the Grampians must have been quite spectacular.
How to estimate a level snow depth in a hurricane force 12 blizzard.
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.