Monday, September 24th 2012, 4:12 PM EDT
I could not help but notice how much cooler it was in the UK today and had a look at the current Jet Stream location and forecast from http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=jetstream;sess
I had already taken a snapshot of the Jet Stream location on Saturday, and nothing looked out of the ordinary, but today I noticed that it was further south (above chart - right). The following story paints a very cold forecast for the UK and some of Europe, anyone would think it's Winter!
Just a guess on my part but therecent solar activity (yesterday and today) may have played a part with changes to the location of the Jet Stream, if I am correct, the Jet Stream will change it's location world-wide...more to follow
Back to the cold British Isles: the first snows in the Scottish Highlands and strong winds coming from England and Ireland - by Daniel Ingemi - Google Translate MeteoWeb.eu Italian/English
Come the first snow fall on the peaks of the Scottish Highlands. At these times it is snowing, sometimes even in a busy, on different parts of the Highlands, especially along the eastern and northern areas, better exposed to the impetuous winds north-east. Snowfalls are in fact accompanied by strong easterly winds that make the rain almost horizontal. Upon wet flakes falling on Aonach Mor, with a temperature of just +1 ° +2 °. Snows in a much more dense in Cairngorm, at about 1225 meters, where the thermometer is stopped at +1 °, while the average wind supported by E-NE loop at a speed of over 59 km / h.
Reported a dense snowfall in place also on the area of Cairnwell, with the first accumulations to the ground, despite the precipitation is still quite wet, while the strong wind medium supported has already exceeded the threshold of 70 km / h. So far accumulations are focusing only above 1100-1200 meters, but in the next few hours, with the arrival of further stimulus cold NE, there is a gradual decline in the share of snow all the Scottish Highlands.
Certainly a dusting of snow cover the mountain areas of the Highlands, above 900-1000 meters above sea level, while some water and snow may extend to lower altitudes.
The deep cyclonic circulation, which yesterday afternoon deepened off the Atlantic coasts of France, as expected, you're moving in the direction of the United Kingdom, drawing cold air masses rather than the Scandinavian peninsula and the Baltic Sea are moving in the direction Scotland and Northern Ireland, under stormy winds from the E-NE and NE, which will significantly reinforce the next evening, when along the eastern coast of Scotland will be able to record gusts to over 100-110 km / h, locally also more than 120 km / h. storms, also intense, with waves more than 5-6 meters, are expected along the east coast of Scotland and north-east of England.
Currently, the deep minimum baric, fell below 982 hpa, you are localizing in the south-east of England, just north-east of the London Underground. This deep vortex depressionario insist until tomorrow afternoon on the British Isles, and still receive the power of the cold currents from NE and E-NE, from the Baltic Sea and the Scandinavian peninsula, which push air masses rather cold, ready to to the downward pressure on thermometers from Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland, where you will breathe an atmosphere more exciting, much more autumnal, with values of only +8 ° +10 ° along the coastal areas.
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