Rain shadow effect

Although there have been a few spots of rain in the wind, the rain shadow across Easter Ross is working wonders so far in keeping the bulk of the rain off late this afternoon. It will be interesting to see just how effective the rain shadow will prove to be during the next 48 hours. We are the edge of some large totals according to the latest NWP. I couldn’t help having a go at this animation the Met Office tweeted earlier today and which they call their “mapped bar graph chart”, and which they say shows where the largest accumulations are likely to be on Sunday and Monday.

Originally tweeted by Met Office (@metoffice) on 28 March 2021.

An absolute dreadful use of a flyover 3D graphic. Using it how could you possibly gauge (pardon the pun) how much rain is expected to fall over the Black Isle for instance? Although the resolution on this 2D chart is not great it’s far more informative.


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