It’s a pity that our nor’easter across the south this morning hasn’t brought more of the weather that our American cousins associate with their nor’easters. Across southern areas it just means a biting cold wind, leaden skies and outbreaks of rain or wet snow. Low Xanthos is now a shrunken shadow of its former self across northern Germany, overnight developments have meant that the new kid on the block is low Yves over Brittany, its centre is much deeper than Xanthos was yesterday, with a minimum central pressure that’s already less than 960 hPa (fig 1).
A hard frost further north across the borders were winds were lighter and skies remained clear (fig 2).
Rather surprisingly, the whole meridional theme of the last couple of days is simply washed away in the next 36 hours or so, as we switch back into zonal mode across the UK.