Strange kind of day

Figure 1 – Courtesy of Met Office

It looked like the cloud would continue to thin and break, as it had done for most of this morning down here in mid-Devon, and then around 1 PM the sea breeze set in, and low stratus quickly followed to spoil it all. I just wonder if the drier air that’s advecting N’NW from France will clear the low stratus and sea fog in the Channel overnight? The streamlines seem to suggest that it might, as long as the gradient is maintained (fig 2).

Figure 2

Meanwhile on the north coast of Devon, Chivenor at 15 UTC is the warmest place in the country (fig 3).

Figure 3

 

Author: xmetman

An ex-metman passionate about all things to do with weather, climate and clouds

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