Dalgety Bay Climes: 11 01 2021: Ice Risk. Wind gusts to top 40 mph at lunchtime. Heavy and light rain expected all day. Respite mid-afternoon and before midnight

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Ice on roads like that of a glacier

Dalgety Bay Climes:  As at 12:15 pm on 11/01/2021.

Here is the weather for Monday

Caution

Wind gusts of over 30 mph this morning reaching 40 mph during lunchtime. This makes it difficult for pedestrians to walk.

Met Office Ice Warning (Yellow) for most of Scotland and Northern England is in place from 3 pm this afternoon until 11 am tomorrow. Locally, the temperatures start to drop at 3 pm, and the rush hour tomorrow forecast is 0c or below.  Therefore, please take care when you are walking later in the afternoon, tonight and especially tomorrow morning.  For drivers please do look out for ice, it will appear in the shaded places and may look like a pool of water.

Temperatures at the start of the day 3C but this will become warmer near mid-afternoon reaching 7C and dropping to 0C or below overnight.  But there is a risk of ice from mid-afternoon and some rain waters will turn to ice.  Additionally, because of the constant rain, there may well be some minor floods. Do be prepared for floods at all the usual places.

Therefore, beware of ice and floods on your travels.  Do take care while out and about today and tonight when walking or driving. 

Because of the challenges facing snowfall forecasts, these showers could be rain, sleet or snow or a combination of those just mentioned. Therefore, plan for snow/rain/ice/mist and frost overnight if you need to travel on Tuesday.  Please do expect some icy patches under any packed snow that may be lying on the ground.

Summary and temperature:  

Mostly Cloudy,  with Rain all day except mid-afternoon and just before midnight

Temp: With a high of 49 °F (9 °C) and a low of 29 °F (-2 °C) 

Morning 

Light and heavy rain all morning.  Wind gusts start at 34 mph reaching 40 mph by lunchtime.  

Afternoon

Then the gusts drop below 30 mph before tea-time.  The clouds continue to fill the sky.  As a result, there is light and heavy rain until tea-time, there may be some respite from the rain mid-afternoon.

Evening

A cloudy evening, light and heavy rain will continue until just before the midnight hour.  Risk of frost and ice (especially on untreated areas) in the evening and overnight. Temperatures decrease to 0c.  Therefore, beware of minor floods and any unseen ice tonight and overnight.  

Wind: Mainly Westerly during the day and North-North Easterly and Easterly in the evening.  Returning to Westerly North Westerly Overnight

Speed: 19-(23)-18-(9)-10-(5) mph

Gusts:  Start at 34 mph, and increase to 40 mph just after mid-afternoon and decreases to 17 mph by teatime. Then increases to 19 mph and decreases to 9mph near that midnight  

Risks:

Of light and heavy rain tonight. Perhaps some sleet with any rain.  But should remain dry overnight hence the increased ice risk.

There could also be the remains of ice (possibly hiding under packed snow) on roads and pavement particularly tonight, and Tuesday morning.  A high risk for essential workers in addition to COVID-19.  Take it nice and easy when going to work.  

Time for me to log-off:

I hope you have a super Monday, ideally at home.  Stay at home and save our NHS.  Do use your mobile phone and Zoom to contact friends and relatives. 

The birds are quiet today.  Perhaps they are taking government advice and staying snuggled up at home in their nests and still in bed!

Weather report broadly based on IFTTT, and Met Office forecasts. 

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