Winter Solstice

The winter solstice takes place on Monday, 21st of December 2020 at 10:02 UTC

A feature of the weather so far today has been the massive shield of altostratus across the northeast of Scotland this morning, which must be orographic in nature you would have thought. Here’s an interesting and completely whacky alternative theory: Perhaps the thick altostratus and dense cirrus are all that’s left of numerous cumulonimbus, the tops of which have sheared off as they moved eastward across mainland Scotland, their lower convective parts never surviving the journey because of losing the heat source that was driving them as they crossed the high ground of the northwest Highlands. I did say it was whacky.

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