It was more like late winter over Northwest Scotland while mid summer in Southeast England yesterday. Today’s it’s much cooler in the Southeast by up to 10C.
GFS surface/precip and 2m temp anomaly chart for 18z yesterday.
The lift in the South and decline in the North was down to a SE progressing cold front. Produced quite the range in temperature but not unusual for this time of year.
25.5C was the warmest reached in the UK while it hit 28.3C over Northern France.
Many northern France sites recorded their hottest temperature in the first 10 days of April on record.
During the PM hours of Sunday, cooler air was spreading across Scotland behind the front all the while it continued to heat up in the sunny S/E of England.
After starting the day at -3C, Cairngorm only mustered a mere 3.8C for a high with gusts in excess of 60 mph making it feel distinctly winter-like with mid afternoon wind chills at -5, -6C.
This was the scene on top of Aonach Mor while it was 25C in London.
As for today, it’s significantly cooler over England thanks to the front clearing the South Coast. To the north of the Central Belt, it’s been a struggle getting to 10C this afternoon. Note the 7C at Aviemore and -2C on Cairngorm at 3.50pm.
Yep, it’s way to early to put away the wind chill chart!
Glen Coe woke to fresh snow this morning.
Further Highland Snow As Winds Turn Northerly Mid Week?
As winds veer westerly once again, Atlantic weather returns to the North while it is cooler but remains predominantly dry for England and Wales thanks to high pressure nearby. However, once the next low passes to the north of Scotland during Tuesday, winds turn northerly introducing colder air with snow levels dipping over the Highlands. Winds will touch gale or severe gale-force over W, NW Scotland thanks to tight gradient between Iceland’s sub-900mb and 1033mb just off Cornwall.
FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Simon Cardy