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Remnants of Category 2 Hurricane Gert to pay a visit to Ireland and UK

Written by on August 17, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Remnants of Category 2 Hurricane Gert to pay a visit to Ireland and UK

Low pressure NW of Scotland continues to bring breezy, showery conditions to northern and western UK today with driest, brightest and warmest in southern and eastern areas. In fact eastern Britain shall enjoy another reasonably warm mid August day with highs of around 24C in London, 22C in parts of eastern Grampian and perhaps along […]

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25C becomes UK’s warmest day in what’s been a very cool 1st half to August

Written by on August 15, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
25C becomes UK’s warmest day in what’s been a very cool 1st half to August

It’s been a month dominated by low pressure and a jet stream positioned to the south of the UK. So, following rain bearing weather fronts, it’s been a largely sunshine and shower regime with winds primarily WNW. Yesterday’s 25C (77F) became the UK’s warmest of August so far. We saw a mixed bag of weather […]

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Recurving Gert could bring return of summer to Northwest Europe

Written by on August 14, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Recurving Gert could bring return of summer to Northwest Europe

Your well aware of how poor and repetative our weather pattern has become in recent weeks and even in recent days I pointed out the importance of the Tropical Atlantic waking up and it’s role in potentially resetting the mid latitude pattern. Gert has formed east of Florida and shall ride the western flank of […]

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W EUROPE: Any sign of change into 2nd half of August from cool, unsettled theme?

Written by on August 12, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
W EUROPE: Any sign of change into 2nd half of August from cool, unsettled theme?

It’s been a noticeably disappointing first half to August over Ireland, British Isles and near continent even extending as far south as France and northern Iberia. In stark contrast to a well below normal opening 10 days for UK, N France, it’s been a well above normal open over Italy and the Balkans. August’s 2m […]

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Strong Atlantic jet contains line of lows with sights on the UK through the next 10 days

Written by on August 11, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Strong Atlantic jet contains line of lows with sights on the UK through the next 10 days

As we head into the weekend we catch a break from the wet and windy but I’m afraid it’s once again temporary. Temporary because our rather strong zonal jet stream contains a line of lows queuing up over the Atlantic with the UK in their sights. The current North Atlantic SSTA profile and sharp warm-cool-warm […]

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Month’s worth of rain falls on SE England within 36 hours, On this day in 2003 it hit 38.5C in Kent!

Written by on August 10, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Month’s worth of rain falls on SE England within 36 hours, On this day in 2003 it hit 38.5C in Kent!

For a second day in a row (wayhey!) it was a largely dry, bright and pleasant picture across Scotland and Northern Ireland beneath the influence of high pressure with Glasgow exceeding 20C. In stark contrast, low pressure over France brought a thoroughly miserable Wednesday to southern and eastern England with an August’s worth of rain falling […]

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Cool, wet, windy today for central/southern/eastern England, another pleasant day for N Ireland, Scotland

Cool, wet, windy today for central/southern/eastern England, another pleasant day for N Ireland, Scotland

Low pressure over northern France is bringing pretty unsettled day from West Midlands south and east with a band of persistent rain and raw NNW wind blowing off the North Sea. Outwith the immediate rain band it’s showery, thundery downpours you are contending with. Further north and eventually west through the afternoon it’s sunny or mostly sunny. For a second […]

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Searing Italy, Soggy UK… Atlantic jet stream gives and is ready to take away!

Searing Italy, Soggy UK… Atlantic jet stream gives and is ready to take away!

For seemingly an eternity, a stubborn upper low has brought distinctly non-summer-like weather to Ireland and the UK with fronts providing spells of persistent rain, gusty winds coupled with a sunshine and shower regime either side. While the UK remains poor and cool, it’s blazing hot in southern Europe… It’s all down to the jet […]

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Carn Aosda, Carn a’ Gheoidh, Cairnwell @ Glenshee + drive to Lossiemouth & Fraserburgh

Carn Aosda, Carn a’ Gheoidh, Cairnwell @ Glenshee + drive to Lossiemouth & Fraserburgh

The weather and forecast wasn’t great with low cloud and a risk of showers but I was ready for another climb. The alarm sounded at 12am Sunday 31 July with two areas in mind. 1st choice was the mighty 3,789ft Lochnagar, 2nd choice was 3 munros to the west of the Glenshee Ski Area. The forecast for Lochnagar […]

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Europe’s heatwave known as ‘Lucifer’ continues to strain with freezing level way up at 17,000ft

Europe’s heatwave known as ‘Lucifer’ continues to strain with freezing level way up at 17,000ft

The upper air pattern remains the same with the trough supplying cool and showery weather to the UK, while a downstream ridge keeps the blowtorch going across South and East Europe. The extreme heat remains relentless over southern Spain (44.7C in Cordoba yesterday), southern France (41C), Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Italy and the Balkans (42C) with widespread mid to upper 30s, low 40s. RED […]

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