Ex-tropical storm Rina holds up cold front clearance on Saturday

Figure 1 – Data courtesy of the NHC (approximate GFS positions from the 00 UTC 10 November model run)

I wondered what was holding up the cold front clearance on Saturday across southwestern parts of England (fig 2), but then I noticed on the Berlin Meteorological Institutes website, that the second shallow low the follows behind the low that tracks WNW- ESE across Ireland, Wales and the southeast of England during Saturday morning, was labeled ex-tropical storm Rina (fig 1). The Met Office of course are having none of that because it wouldn’t be correct would it.

Figure 2

Will Rina be the finale of the Atlantic hurricane season?

The last advisory on Rina highlighted what had been yet another rather unusual tropical cyclone in 2017 (fig 3):

Figure 3 – Courtesy of the NHC

Rina lives on in Europe

Interestingly, that rather shallow low which was Rina was when it crosses the UK is forecast to develop into quite a deep low of 991 hPa by 12 UTC on Sunday, as it tracks southeast across the Alps into the northern Adriatic, and quite a significant feature in that part of Europe (fig 4).

Figure 4 – Courtesy of the Met Office

Yellow Warning for rain?

Even more interestingly, so far the Met Office haven’t issued any yellow warnings for heavy rain in southwestern parts during Saturday. I just wondered if the tropical origins of the air might even enhance the rainfall in theses parts.

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