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High speed stratus

A lovely day at last in Easter Ross for a change, after what were three dull, humid and overcast days. Even late this afternoon there were the first signs of high speed stratus on the horizon …

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Thunderstorms show up late

I did wonder if yesterday evening’s thunderstorms that spread northwest across the heart of central England were ever going to materialise, but they finally make it across northwest England at around 19 UTC. It’s notoriously difficult …

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Overnight rainfall totals

A sharp cut off in the heaviest precipitation across west Wales and southwest England in overnight rainfall totals. Somerset got away with only a virtual splash of the heaviest rainfall that fell further west, the heaviest …

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Hit and miss rain

Benson seems to be well placed at the moment to escape the rain that’s been affected the country in the last 24 hours. Yesterday it got away with just 1.2 mm missing out on all the …

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Fly in the ointment…

It may have been “a very weak weather front” according to Darren Bett, in yesterday’s evening weather forecast on the BBC, but this fly in the ointment did produce a fair amount of rain across the …

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Rapid rate of knots

The heavy rain on the occluding front across Northern Scotland looks pretty spectacular on individual frames of the weather radar, but thankfully its moving at a rapid rate of knots. The rain shadow effect has also …

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See the cold front

It’s not that often that you can trace the cold front in both the weather radar and satellite images as well as in the plotted observations so clearly, but you can with today’s that’s currently close …

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