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UK News High pressure record broken during dry and sunny weather

18:50  20 january  2020
18:50  20 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

Air pressure hits highest level in 60 years — not that anyone would notice

  Air pressure hits highest level in 60 years — not that anyone would notice Met Office says pressure brought chilly and sunny conditions over the weekendA reading of 1050.5 hectoPascals (hPa) was recorded at the Mumbles in Swansea, Wales - making it the highest UK reading since January 1957.

It is well established that high pressure is generally associated with nice weather , while low In order to understand the types of weather conditions generally associated with high and low pressure systems So the first important point to keep in mind is rising air = moistening, sinking air = drying .

With a near record - breaking high pressure area currently over the UK, there's lots of settled weather in the forecast High pressure has arrived with a vengeance this weekend. By tonight, it's likely to climb to 1050hpa which is Today (Sunday), much of the UK has started with sunny spells and a frost.

a body of water: High pressure brought chilly and sunny weather conditions to much of the country over the weekend (Owen Humphreys/PA) © Owen Humphreys High pressure brought chilly and sunny weather conditions to much of the country over the weekend (Owen Humphreys/PA)

The highest air pressure for over 60 years has been recorded in the UK, according to the Met Office.

A reading of 1050.5 hectoPascals (hPa) was recorded at the Mumbles in Swansea, Wales, on Sunday night – making it the highest UK reading since January 1957.

High pressure brought chilly and sunny weather conditions to much of the country over the weekend, with many waking up to frost on Monday morning as temperatures plummeted.

But a spokeswoman at the Met Office said that the rise in pressure “for most of us, means nothing in real terms” and most people “will not notice any difference”.

Nicola Maxey, from the Met Office, said: “I don’t think, as far as most of us are concerned, it has any impact at all.”

The current highest pressure recorded in the UK is 1053.6 hPa, taken in Aberdeen on January 31 1902, which the Met Office says is unlikely to be broken in the current weather spell.

Low pressure leads to unsettled weather conditions and high pressure leads to settled and fine weather conditions, according to the Met Office.

High pressure in the winter leads to cold, dry days, with light winds, and frost overnight if skies are clear.

Cold alert: Vulnerable at risk as temperatures could fall to -7C

  Cold alert: Vulnerable at risk as temperatures could fall to -7C A cold weather alert is in place for large parts of England until 6pm on Tuesday as people are warned about particularly cold overnight temperatures. © Getty A lack of cloud coverage in some areas will increase the chances of low temperatures. File pic Met Office forecasters say there is a 70% chance of severe conditions, bringing health risks to those most vulnerable.The regions covered by the level two yellow alert are southwest England, southeast England, the East of England, East Midlands and the West Midlands.Last night, temperatures dropped to -6.8C (19.

High pressure normally sends the mercury soaring. Areas of high and low pressure are formed by “ During this, the air is also descending, which decreases the formation of cloud, causing light winds The Weather Company’s primary journalistic mission is to report on breaking weather news, the

When the weather is dry , tranquil and nice, you can typically thank high pressure systems for A high pressure system is essentially a clockwise flow of dry It is when these systems become semi-permanent over southeastern Canada and/or Greenland during the winter months that the jet stream

The mercury dipped to below freezing in the south overnight into Monday, while temperatures in the north were much warmer.

It is due to be another cold and frosty start across much of the UK on Tuesday, particularly in the south, where there could be patches of freezing fog, according to Ms Maxey.

Conditions in north-west England are cloudier, with the chance of an odd shower on higher ground.

Public Health England (PHE) issued a mid-range cold weather alert from Sunday to 6pm on Tuesday, urging people to prepare for cold weather conditions and look out for those most at risk.

The forecaster said the spell of high pressure is not related to Storm Brendan, which caused travel havoc when it hit the UK early last week.

Irish weather forecast: Met Eireann warns of snow, sleet and thunder as temperatures plummet to freezing .
The national forecaster also issued a Status Yellow warning for fog across the entire countryAnd the national forecaster also issued a Status Yellow warning for the entire country late last night, with "dense" fog expected in many areas overnight and this morning.

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