Shetland poking out the haar

Courtesy of NASA

A dry slot in this lunchtimes visible satellite image allowed Shetland and to some extent the Orkney Isles to poke through the haar. The resulting sunshine and heating was already causing convection to break out along the ridges of the high ground of Shetland. This NASA image clearly shows the extent of the stratus in the North Sea and the chaotic leftover remains of the old frontal system across western parts of the mainland.

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