Fife Weather News

This section aims to document interesting or outstanding weather events, either forecast or observed around Fife.

If you have witnessed noteworthy weather conditions or phenomenon in your area of Fife (especially if you managed to capture photos), please do drop us a line, so we can include your observations in this news section!

A few days ago, a local friend asked me what had happened to the "giant golf ball" on top of Bishop Hill. I was embarrassed to admit that I hadn't even noticed it had gone! However the fact it had disappaered from the landscape immediately raised my curiosity!

During the afternoon yesterday, a very small rope-like cold air funnel cloud formed on the front edge of a band of rain showers, at about 14:40.

Although not related to Fife, I had to share this video I came across, shot yesterday in Sennen Cove, West Cornwall, showing ferocious waves crashing over an entire section of the coastline.

Just recently, I came across this beautiful video, shot from a "paramotor", of the forth road and rail bridges.

If, like me, you sometimes find yourself looking up at the sky and drinking in the incredibly diverse range of cloud formations mother-nature can provide, you may find this info-graphic from the met office of interest.

After the spell of cold and snowy weather, it won't have gone unnoticed that the Atlantic is back with vengeance, with a good dosing of wind and rain.  Tonight sees yet another low pressure system, with a deep central pressure of 956mb, skirt the north west of the country.

Today has seen some periods of snowfall across Fife, although borderline atmospheric temps and above-zero ground temps meant that it did not accumulate in any great quantities, particularly at lower levels. 

Now that the high-resolution weather models are in play for the next 48 hours, a better picture of snow potential for this weekend is starting to emerge. 

Following on from my previous article, posted last weekend, lovers of the snow and cold will be pleased to hear that the elements are still lining up to return us to colder weather and the possibility of some snow, come this weekend. 

Several forecast models are now showing trends of a return to colder weather, towards the end of next week (11-13 January). Both the GFS Ensembles, and the ECMWF weather forecast models both currently show indicators of this trend. 

 

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