Thursday, 11 December 2014

Weather Bombed?

The overnight gales relented by daybreak and throughout the day on Wednesday we had a few spells of wintry sunshine mixed in with some very heavy blustery showers.

I’d not heard of the term “weather bomb” but it seemed to cause a bit of a stir in the newspapers and TV that a weather bomb was approaching the UK. Apparently the term is used to describe a weather phenomenon  when the barometric pressure falls by 24mb in less than 24 hours.
Barometric pressure and Temperature from Friday 05 to Thursday 11 December 2014
Our Ossett weather bomb happened on Tuesday as the barometric pressure fell from a high of 1027.0mb at 01:50 to 1003.8mb at 21:05. Hence the question mark in the title as we managed a fall of 23.2mb not quite managing the 24 required for an official weather bomb.


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