Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sunshine heralds the start of BST

As if completely on queue the sun is shining brightly this morning to herald in the start of British Summer Time.  Don’t rush outside, however, in your shorts or bikini as the air temperature is only 0.8c and there is … Continue reading

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Jet stream still bringing cold weather

The jet stream (see image below) continues to bring cold air from the N.  You will see that the image is showing that the jet stream is split in two.  The upper part of the jet stream is taking cold … Continue reading

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Sunshine greets the Bank Holiday.

This morning we are greeted by bright sunshine!  This sunshine belies the fact that the temperature at the time of writing is only around 1c but, even so, it is a pleasant sight to see. We will see more bright spells … Continue reading

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Bright but cold

As we get ready for work this morning the sky is a lot brighter than of late.  Outside looks warm and inviting but the fact is that the temperature outside is as low as we have seen all week.  At … Continue reading

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Wrap up warm.

My observations show that we start the day, once again, with sub-zero air temperatures.  At 06:24 hours my recorded temperature was -0.6c. The day will not really get much warmer although we will reach the dizzy heights of around a … Continue reading

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Remaining cold.

Another cold morning sets us off today.  The current temperature at (06:30 hours) is still below freezing point at -1.2c and the day will barely warm up.  Great care needs to be taken on untreated paths and roads as these will … Continue reading

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High pressure but low temperatures.

Our area is now covered with a series of high air pressure systems. These systems will bring two key attributes to our area over the next few days. Firstly, for today at least, the system is made up of a … Continue reading

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A little more snow still to come.

Temperatures are low this morning (at the same time last year our tempwerature was around 8c with a daytime high of 18c).  After reaching a low of -2.1c at 04:27 hours we can only expect to see a top thermometer daytime … Continue reading

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A measure of snow.

Overnight around four and three-quarter inches of snow (120mm) fell and accumulated in our area (see image). The radar images are currently showing up plenty of “red” areas.  This means that the clouds are carrying snow across our area and we … Continue reading

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More snow on its way?

The “battle” between the weather systems we spoke about yesterday arrived on schedule and has left us with some snow on the ground (2-3cm) and a gusty cold breeze first thing this morning. Looking at the radar images for our area I … Continue reading

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Snow on its way?

At the moment we are sitting in the middle of a “battlefield”.  It may not appear so but high pressure systems from the E-NE are clashing with low pressure systems from the W-SW.  The Low pressure system are bringing precipitation but the high pressure bring, … Continue reading

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Cloudy and cool – again!

Once again the morning greets us with a very cloudy sky.  Thick clouds are currently over our area bringing the odd spot of localised drizzle.  The remainder of the day will also see plenty of further cloud cover and only the … Continue reading

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Dull start to the day.

Today starts off with a blanket of “grey”.  At the time of writing (approx 06:30 hours) the clouds are heavy and there is  slight mist to add this general dull outlook. When you step out you will find some dampness in the … Continue reading

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Misty and frosty start to the day.

It is a very misty and frosty start in our areas this morning.  This could make the side roads and paths slippery so care needs to be taken when stepping out. The mist will clear during the morning and we … Continue reading

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Cool winds from the E-NE.

The air pressure remains low (less than 1000mb) and the jet stream is running below the UK.  (See image).  This jet stream positioning will create some cooler winds from the E-NE over the next few days and will also bring some showers too.  Some … Continue reading

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Low air pressure.

A low pressure system is now centred across the UK.  The barometer is showing an air pressure reading of around 990mb and this is a clear indication of more unsettled weather.  Any barometer reading below 998mb suggests rain.  (If your barometer … Continue reading

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Change in wind direction.

The biting cold wind we have encountered over the last few days is today replaced with milder air from the S-SSW.  This mild air, however, will help create some cloud which will bring rain at times. In the later hours of last … Continue reading

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Bright start but cloud later.

After a night when the temperature fell to -3.6c we will step out early this morning to some ground frost.  It is, however, a bright start to the day and we can already see the sun shining through thin cloud … Continue reading

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Bright start to the day.

Bright sunshine greets us this morning (approximately 06:30 hours) and compared to the last couple of days the temperature is a relatively mild -0.1c! It will be a brighter day all round today and we will see plenty of sunny spells. These … Continue reading

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A little brighter but any warmer?

Another bright start to the day although this is joined a light sprinkling of snow on the grass and paths.  Care needs to be taken if you are walking out this morning. The overnight temperature reached a thermometer low of … Continue reading

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