Showers in north as air mass cools

After finally seeing the back of that old cold front I never expected to see showers following on so quickly behind during this afternoon.

It seems like years since it’s been clear!

Apologies for pinching a line from George Harrison, but after being stuck under this meandering cold front for the last five days across the north of Scotland, we have finally managed to pop out on the cold side of it – at least for awhile. I wonder if...

Cloud busting

Hopefully the stubborn cloud that’s been plaguing the northwest of Scotland for the last five days will finally start to break up in situ as high pressure builds down from the northwest. I say breakup because I don’t think that the frontal system that’s responsible for it is...

Where has all today’s upper cloud come from?

I can’t quite understand where a lot of today’s upper cloud seems to have come from across the UK. The laser cloud base recorders [LCBR] don’t seem to be able to pick it up and none of the SYNOP observations from across the country are reporting it. I...

Equinox sunshine

The vernal equinox occurred precisely at 0349 UTC this morning and to help celebrate the fact it’s been another sunny start with Mediterranean blue skies across many northern parts of the country. Pressure has continued to build strongly overnight and the barometer has now topped 1037 hPa across...

Déjà vu all over again

Another bright morning across much of the north of the UK, the vortex that was to the northwest of Scotland yesterday, has now transferred eastward into Norway and another one replaced it, in fact the situation is very similar to one 24 hours earlier. Why is it that...

Make that four

This is the fourth day of sunshine and light winds across the Highlands, it’s been cold by night with frosts at night, but mild and sunny by day. It’s a real tonic after enduring such a wet February of raw winds and snow that never seemed to want...

We’re on a roll

We must be on some kind of a roll in this part of Northern Scotland, because that make it three dry and sunny morning’s we’ve had in a row.

Almost spring like

It’s been a lovely sunny morning in our part of the world. I have noticed some of the best weather in the Highlands can occur when the pressure is below 1000 hPa as it is now, it seems to be often cloudy when pressure is above 1020 hPa....

Storm Jorge

Now that’s what you call a bent back occlusion!

Rope of cloud

Answers on a postcard about what’s behind this feature.

Lee waves

Something of interest even on a cloudy day.