Cold spell finally comes to an end

The cold spell in the northeast of Scotland has finally come to an end after almost two weeks of frosts as milder Atlantic air pushes across the country from the southwest. The main culprit was the slack cyclonic flow that persisted over parts of northern Scotland at times throughout December. The paths around the old station in Strathpeffer are at last completely clear of ice two weeks after the cold spell started. The frost may return though before the year is out, as an anticyclone is forecast to build over Scotland as a cold front that’s now way out in the Atlantic pushes south and a rogue low pressure area transfers eastward across southern parts.

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