A typical winters day across IONA
The cold spell that none of the TV weather presenters noticed was going on has finally ended.
Another beautiful sunny day here in Strathpeffer where the sun rises at 0900 and sets at 1534 on the winter solstice, that’s just 6 hours and 34 minutes of sunshine.
No doubt all down to the jet stream – you remember that ribbon of fast flowing air high up in the atmosphere – as most things seem to be these days
The Deutscher Wetterdienst website for climate data is excellent, not just for Germany but also for the rest of Europe.
The air temperature was 12.6°C higher at 09 UTC this morning in Aboyne than it was just 24 hours earlier
Nullarbor is right on the coast of the Great Australian Bight, so you may think that you’d escape the worse of the heat there with a refreshing sea breeze off the Southern Ocean, but in reality the land breeze is like being attacked by someone with a flamethrower with relative humidities of 5% or less.
A terrific satellite image of northern Scotland and it’s snow cover this lunchtime before it disappeared beneath a veil of thickening cirrus and cirrostratus.
Visualising surface temperatures in TV forecasts
The odds of a cold December these days are at least 10/1.
According to Matt Taylor temperatures are “rather chilly” at the moment I prefer “rather cold”
It reminds me of a scene from Crocodile Dundee were he says: “Call that a knife – now that’s a knife!”