Last night’s curious low

An interesting night over the north of Scotland with an early evening minimum of just 1°C (~1900 UTC) at Loch Glascarnoch, before the clouds rolled in from the west ahead of a small but vigorous low that developed and ran eastward across Northern Scotland and into the Moray Firth, giving mean speeds of 30 knots with gusts to 50 knots at Kinloss at 04 UTC. This low level westerly jet of wind only lasted a couple of hours and wasn’t at all consistent with the gradient at the time. There seems to be something in the air at the moment with extratropical cyclones which I first noticed with Storm Alex last week. Answers on what caused it on a postcard please to the usual address.

Kinloss observations
04 UTC 9 October 2020
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