Slight Risk of Isolated Post Frontal Thundery Showers with Hail 10Z-18Z Ireland, central and southern UK regions Sat 17th March 12
A low risk outlook added as an item of interest.
Toward the lee of the early day cold front we can expect a more unstable environment to develop through the afternoon. Whilst models currently forecast CAPE advecting in from the western sea region, I would more likely expect CAPE to develop slightly inland from the coast where stronger insolation can take place. Whilst we might only see around 10 deg C surface temps the upward influence of the cold pool aloft should rapidly generate steep height falls. The results might see a wave of isolated cunimbs capable of developing sharp showers with hail. Some of which may in fact turn thundery if surface temps can be sustained for long enough.
Much will depend on clearings between a general cloudy sky. Though mid level flow looks to push this clutter progressively eastward. Vertical shear profiles look weak though some surface convergence looks possible NW Wales and NW Ireland where the odd early season funnel could develop.
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This post has been edited by Tony Gilbert: 16 March 2012 - 11:06