Whilst last week saw the UK being battered by storms and unwanted snowfall, we were happy to see some lovely fresh snow, even if it was a tad on the chilly side. Well, the “Beast” has now been tamed and temperatures are set to be much milder this week.
Barometric pressure currently stands at around 990Mb and a few weak weather fronts are approaching from the Atlantic/Biscay area, which will bring a bit of precipitation. This precipitation will be on and off throughout the week and will bring some light snowfall with a few centimetres likely on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Towards the end of the week, the pressure looks set to rise with the probable arrival of an area of high pressure from the Iberian Peninsula which will bring warmer temperatures and maybe some rain showers.
The all-important North Atlantic Jetstream has returned to a more “normal” location after last week’s hiatus that allowed the cold Siberian weather to move across from the east. The Jetstream starts the week over the Iberian Peninsula before drifting up towards Central Europe on Wednesday and Thursday. This may lead to a slight increase in the winds as the Jetstream passes over us, albeit at around 13km above resort level. By Friday, it will be to our north bringing a rise in temperatures as well.