11 December – morning satellite and radar images

Figure 1

A very dramatic visible satellite image of the British Isles this morning, with yesterday’s snow clearly evident across Wales, along with the shadow of the frontal band from Yves, Ana or whatever they ended up calling the low over northern France (fig 1). The convective streamers are already in place down the Irish Sea, running from just south of the Isle of Man aligned N’NE-S’SW to the west of Cornwall, and are now showing up in the weather radar (fig 2). Moderate rain is edging into Sussex and Kent, if temperatures had been just a degree or so colder this would have fallen as snow even to low levels and caused travel chaos.

Figure 2

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