Snow and ice hazards for first thing on Tuesday.
1 - Temperatures will take a dip at the beginning of the week but will recover from mid-week and into next weekend.
2 - Low pressure dominates proceedings across the UK and Ireland this week bringing unsettled or mixed conditions.
3 - Snow, sleet, frost and ice will be a concern for
The latest runs of the GFS are hinting at a Sudden Stratospheric Warming event occurring through the early days of February. The chart below shows forecast temperatures at the 10hPa level on Tuesday 28th January at 06.00 hours GMT. The following chart shows the same parameter one week later on
Today (Saturday) marks 30 years since the Burns Day Storm of 1990. The storm is one of the most damaging to impact the UK and remains one of the costliest to the insurance industry too.
The storm developed over the Atlantic from a cold front, making its way towards Ireland and
1 - High pressure slides off to the southeast through the weekend to be replaced by lower pressure and a westerly flow.
2 - Mildest to the southeast where temperatures should still reach double-digits on both days.
3 - Becoming colder for Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland on Sunday.
4 - Increasingly breezy
The analogue forecast for this year have been updated and make for interesting reading.
Now, we always need to treat these forecast (as all long range forecasts) carefully, but actually they are usually pretty reliable.
It's interesting to take a look at how they are developing things, and below is the 200mb
Before we know it winter is over and we are already forecasting into the first week of spring.
Of course, there is a lot of winter still to go, but meteorologically speaking at least, we are now 6 days past the halfway point.
So, here's what the latest 6-week forecast from the
There are times when the weather hides behind an opaque curtain, not reveal itself fully but rather dancing in the shows of what may be.
The current area of high pressure is, I believe, hiding something bigger behind that 'curtain'.
Yes, the atmosphere is certainly bearing down on our heads right now,
High pressure dominates.
The strongest anticyclone since...