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  • Noctilucent clouds

    An ancient image from 2017 representing my only capture of the phenomenon. The image is from a plane, looking directly to the north. You can 'see' the noctilucent clouds as a band of cirrus-like clouds above the horizon. Taken in June/July. It was really interesting, flying in the dark, watching the sun still shining over northern countries.

    Gleb Berloff
    Gleb Berloff
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    Remnants of a funnel cloud

    After trying and failing to get a decent timelapse, I went out to see if there were any more mammatus clouds, my house being right under the anvil of a storm. I looked out of a window pointing to the west and almost had a heart attack. It was the best funnel cloud I have ever SEEN, a grey finger pointing towards the earth from a deck of especially dark cloud. But, for once, even my speed was not enough to catch it. When I shifted location to get a better view, it had fallen apart. The tendrils r

    Gleb Berloff
    Gleb Berloff
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    Receding storm

    Another shot of the anvil of a storm which sidetracked Cambridge today, containing mammatus clouds. I thought this was just great, until I looked out of my other window and practically had a heart attack...

    Gleb Berloff
    Gleb Berloff
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    Mammatus clouds over Cambridge

    Very windy today, a drizzle swept over Cambridge. Intense skies and thunderstorms, but everything stayed away. That I thought, until I looked out of the window. These are the most spectacular mammatus clouds I have ever seen, on par with ones earlier this year from a train going from Bristol.

    Gleb Berloff
    Gleb Berloff
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    Running for Cover

    For farmers and road users the numbers of deer can be a nuisance, but Roe Deer do have a certain graceful beauty.

    ciel
    ciel
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  • COVID-19 Pandemic

    This special COVID-19 Pandemic research topic is intended to be a resource where reputable scientific papers, reports, articles and websites are listed. New material will be continually added, so please check back frequently. Material in Green provides basic information and advice. Non-green material may contain detailed medical and scientific information which some readers may wish to avoid. Click on the title of a paper you are interested in to go straight to the full paper. If you know abou

    Blessed Weather
    Blessed Weather
    Research 2

    UK Airmasses

    The main Air Masses that affect the United Kingdom Air Masses are defined as a large body of air (covering many thousands of square kilometers) which at any given level has almost uniform temperatures, lapse rates(see topic on this), and humidity. Their Source Regions are large areas of the earth where air often stagnates for long periods. Examples of these are the Polar Regions, and the sub tropics. Air over any of these regions may stay for long periods and thus picks up the characte

    Paul
    Paul
    The Basics

    Thunderstorms In The British Isles

    There was already a guide written by me about UK thunderstorm set-ups, but it was done some 10+ years ago now and I've felt for a while that it needed a re-vamp and updating to make a more comprehensive guide to the processes that produce the various types of thunderstorms we see in the UK. So here it is ... the Netweather guide to thunderstorms in the British Isles .... 15 pages long: Thunderstorms in the British Isles.pdf

    Nick F
    Nick F
    The Basics 3

    Summer synoptic setups

    This is my revised version of the summer synoptics guide. The standard summer synoptic setup Traditionally, in summer, we have a strong Azores High out to the south-west, low pressure systems moving from west to east to the north of Britain, and westerly winds dominating, bringing cool cloudy weather and rain at times. Southern areas see the warmest and sunniest weather as they are closest to the influence of ridges from the Azores High. Low pressure dominated scenarios

    Thundery wintry showers
    Thundery wintry showers
    The Basics

    The Arctic Oscillation (AO)

    The Arctic Oscillation Arctic Oscillation is an important lead on expected winter conditions in the Northern Hemisphere, loosely described as negative ( colder ) positive ( milder).  The image below gives you a great contrast of a winter we will all easily recall with an extremely negative AO and a little further back a winter at the opposite end of the scale.   When considering the overall forecast for Winter it is important to note any variables which provide clues as to which

    lorenzo
    lorenzo
    The Basics
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