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 to the east as it flooded down into the Cromarty Firth form the North Sea. The base looks to be around 1000 feet, no doubt kept that high by the strength of the easterly wind which has been quite fresh at times this afternoon. It’s all clear to see in this afternoon’s visible satellite image. Further south it’s been a different kettle of fish, with some truly horrendous weather in South Wales and Somerset and Avon, with rainfall totals of 50 mm or more in the wettest places.

Estimated rainfall accumulations from weather radar since midnight
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