Some weather as the Jet Stream passes overhead


The rain has eased since the weekend with showers more isolated and much lighter* with the sun emerging for longer stretches. The video above was my attempt to record a particularly heavy squall which ended when the wind and rain made a mockery of my shelter under the trees and broke my umbrella.

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Saturday. Image: KNMI

Clouds have been tall cumulonimbus with the bases a dusty grey rather than the slate grey of the weekend. Long streams of cloud from the North/Northwest aligned well with the jet stream as the low pressure system has moved east.

Sunday. Image: KNMI

Sunday. Image: KNMI

Peak temps have not particularly risen, with maximum temperatures around 18-19C and 15-16C over the weekend, but the warm periods have become more prolonged so it has felt pleasant for longer.

Monday.

Monday. Looking East.

Monday. Image KNMI

Tuesday there was a slight muggy feel in the air ahead of the tropical air and despite the Met Office forecast of rain, heavy at times, only the odd shower threatened. I was unable to catch it on camera but some lovely views of the pockets of clouds could be seen over the distant fields and hills with praecipitatio underneath.

Tuesday. Image: KNMI

Tuesday. Looking east.

Tuesday.
Looking east.

Wednesday started with clear blue skies which have clouded over somewhat.

Wednesday AM. Image KNMI

Wednesday AM. Image KNMI

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Wednesday. Looking East.

The upper flow is from a North/Northeast direction and it is quite pleasant.

Wednesday PM. Image: KNMI

Wednesday PM.
Image: KNMI

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Wednesday PM.

When the sun is out it feels quite warm

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Wednesday, looking North.

*did have a brief hail storm on Mon which dropped the temps before, during and after (pleasant to shivering in minutes).

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