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    Here are the current Papers & Articles under the research topic Thunderstorms. Click on the title of a paper you are interested in to go straight to the full paper. A climatology of convective available potential energy in Great Britain A lightning climatology for Europe and the UK, 1990–99 Mesoscale convective systems over the UK, 1981-97 Types of Thunderstorms The Met Office Arrival Time Difference (ATD) system for thunderstorm detection and lightning location.

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    What are Noctilucent Clouds?

    Noctilucent clouds are visible in June but rare enough to cause excitement. These high ice crystal clouds can only be seen in the midsummer twilight. Once the sun comes out the light is too strong for these delicate, pale threads to be seen, they need the semi-darkness. Usually, cloud viewed in high latitudes, they were seen in mid-June 2018 in Norfolk and the Netherlands with brilliant displays over northern Britan and Northern Ireland.  Read the full article here: https://www.netweather.t

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    What is the polar vortex?

    The Polar Vortex is a wind pattern that circles over the polar regions of both the northern hemisphere and southern Hemisphere, looping west to east. Much of the cold circulation of the PV is contained within the upper atmosphere over the polar regions. Read the full article here: https://www.netweather.tv/weather-forecasts/news/6291-what-is-the-polar-vortex

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    Wintry showers and what counts for White Christmas observations?

    You may have thought that snow meant snow. We know from the train companies there can be the wrong type of snow and in other languages, there is a wide variety of descriptions for snow forms. It seems within the betting world what counts for a White Christmas is also quite varied.  Frozen Precipitation - that's what it is all about... Read the full article here: https://www.netweather.tv/weather-forecasts/news/8573-wintry-showers-and-what-counts-for-white-christmas-observations  

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    Tropical Cyclones - Plain, Sub, Post or Extra. A guide to Low Pressure naming

    A look at low pressures or cyclones in their many forms and stages of development. An anticyclone is a high pressure. A cyclone is a low pressure, a closed circulation in the atmosphere. Full article here: https://www.netweather.tv/weather-forecasts/news/9102-tropical-cyclones---plain-sub-post-or-extra-a-guide-to-low-pressure-naming-with-ernesto

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    Guide To 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

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