Upper cold front

I have my doubts about just how much of the intense rain in the weather radar crossing Scotland at the moment is actually reaching the ground. With the paucity of observing stations it’s impossible to verify the latest weather radar images and say for certain if that’s so. Certainly the area of rain now across eastern Scotland slid past Easter Ross, and although the sky looked dark and threatening for most of the morning, it remained dry. The 06-12 totals from the SYNOPs don’t tally with the radar images either. I did notice that on the 06 UTC analysis that the Met Office had introduced an upper cold front ahead of the main cold front which does explains this. It will be interesting to see how much rain we will get from the cold front proper later today.

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