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Widespread Snow to Be Followed by Cold Nights

Widespread Snow to Be Followed by Cold Nights

We were graced by plentiful wintry showers, snowy scenes, bracing NW wind and temperatures which barely cracked 2-4C today. All thanks to a cold NW flow with origins extending all the way to Greenland. This was the scene on the M9 near Stirling around lunchtime. Near Dalwhinnie at around 2pm where the temperature was 0C. […]

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Europe December 2017 Outlook

Europe December 2017 Outlook

September wound up near normal temperature-wise but wetter than normal, October was warmer but drier than normal and November looks as though it shall wind up cooler than normal. The chill to end November shall almost certainly make November 2017 a below normal month for the UK but it’s no November 2016! When the three […]

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Greenland Air Replaces Azores Air, First Disruptive Snow For Highland Scotland

Greenland Air Replaces Azores Air, First Disruptive Snow For Highland Scotland

It may be mild and rather soggy for the bulk of England, Wales even Northern Ireland but cold air hangs on across Scotland and because of that, snow is falling above 1,500ft. Moisture has been plentiful, lifting up from the sub-tropical Atlantic along a frontal boundary attached to low pressure W of Scotland. Heavy, persistent […]

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UK Snow Risk (Including Eng/Wales) Increases Late Week/Weekend Despite The Mild Now

UK Snow Risk (Including Eng/Wales) Increases Late Week/Weekend Despite The Mild Now

With the continuation of a fluid Atlantic pattern, our temperature rollercoaster also continues. After a chilly weekend, we started this week still cool in Scotland and Northern Ireland but downright balmy for SW England and Wales where we saw 17C yesterday. This evening the mild is up over Northern Ireland and southern/central Scotland. Tonight won’t […]

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We spend billions on computer models but are we any further on?

We spend billions on computer models but are we any further on?

I guess you could say I’ve got Friday frustration as you’ll be aware if you watched the video from earlier. It’s dark and wet here in Ft William just now and I guess this sums up how I feel when it comes to computer forecast models. It seems for the last 5 years we time […]

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We’re on ‘Medicane’ Watch late week!

We’re on ‘Medicane’ Watch late week!

No it’s not something from the chemist but a consolidating storm system which forms over the Mediterranean and takes on some tropical characteristics including a warm core and a clear eye. The last medicane we had was back last Halloween. The models have showed a medicane forming late this week for some time. Small chance […]

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Final Climb of Year Ends With Stunning Bla Bheinn, Isle of Skye

Final Climb of Year Ends With Stunning Bla Bheinn, Isle of Skye

With Ben Macdui, Braeriach, Aonach Mor, Carn Mor Dearg, Ben Nevis and another 10 munros including the UK’s top 6 highest ticked off the list last year, 2017 had a lot to live up to. It’s certainly been a great year for me in the Highlands . Like 2016, another 15 summits were achieved including another 3 in beautiful Torridon in April and May, Ben […]

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

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 few more #snowy scenes from this morning. pic.twitter.com/AGSbWYm2z0 — BBC Weather Watchers (@BBCWthrWatchers) November 13, 2017 Snow! Thank you RonbytheLoch. from Aviemore pic.twitter.com/m8F9WAFvQM […]

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LA NINA is back! Met Office model says mild, Atlantic driven winter for UK ahead!

LA NINA is back! Met Office model says mild, Atlantic driven winter for UK ahead!

Simon Cardy today shared the latest run of the MO model for mean sea level pressure January through March and it screams a mild, Atlantic driven winter with stronger than normal Azores high and Icelandic low which would strengthen a predominantly zonal jet stream into the UK and W Europe. 500mb anomaly and 2 metre temp also mirrors the […]

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Remains of Rina soak Southern Britain, Frosty further North.. Turning milder next week!

Remains of Rina soak Southern Britain, Frosty further North.. Turning milder next week!

It’s been a fairly grey, damp sort of day across the southern half of Ireland and the UK albeit mild. Tonight sees a more substantial area of rain spreading across the southern UK and this is the remains of once tropical storm Rina. Further north and the northerly flow continued to support sun and showers. It’s […]

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