High pressure over France and lower than average pressure to the north of Iceland puts the squeeze on the southwesterly flow across latitude 55 degrees north.
Remember you read it here first.
I wonder if 2020 will prove to be yet another one of those warm years? The odds are certainly stacked in its favour, as 22 out of the last 23 years have been warmer than average.
We will never know if the wind didn’t veer more sharply into the northwest on the passage of that cold front, and allow the wind to funnel directly up Coire Cas and produce that record gust seen at the Ptarmigan station.
The highest surface pressure in the month of January in the UK was 1053.6 hpa not a lot of people know that.
Another very large temperature contrast north south across the country today.
Storm Brendan is knocking seven bells out of the Western Isles at the moment…
Conditions must be truly horrendous up there at the moment as the temperature is currently -2.6°C in snow and blowing snow.
Call it delusions of grandeur if you like, but sometimes I get the distinct impression that someone down in the forecasting office in Exeter does occasionally read some of the stuff I write on xmetman.
There are signs of a change in type at long last, and things could be about to turn more meridional towards the last week of January across the IONA.
I just long for a ‘spell’ of weather, and by that I mean a week or more of the same type of weather, and I suppose that’s exactly what I’ve got a spell of mobile cyclonic weather.
Is it just me that questions how warnings for heavy rain are issued?