Aviemore, Scotland gets first snow, Menorca under RED WARNING as 34ft waves, 86 mph gusts batter Balearics

As the next frontal system pushed into the cold air, parts of lower elevation Highland Scotland woke to the first blanket of fresh snow. The first appreciable snow fell in places such as Aviemore.

A fair bit more up on nearby Cairngorm!

Though not as frequent, wind storms do affect Iberia and the Balearics and yesterday was a rough day for the French Riviera, NE Iberia and particularly the eastern Balearics which endured severe gale-force NNE winds. The stormy start to the week was all down to a deep low off Italy combined with a high off western Iberia which tightened the pressure gradient over the western Med. The strongest gust was 129kph or 86 mph.


Menorca was under a RED WARMING yesterday and rightly so as dangerous wind and wave action hammered the north and east coasts. Wave heights were said to have hit the island by up to 10 metres (34ft).

Strongest gusts


Looks like the models have a rare ‘medicane’ developing over the Med Sea later in the week.

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