|Barometric pressure and Temperature from Friday 05 to Thursday 11 December 2014|
Thursday, 11 December 2014
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.
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.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 10:27