Variety of European weather seen on high resolution Meteosat-10 imagery.
15 March 2021
04 December 2013
In the north, convective cloud and showers over the Atlantic swept onto the west coast of Scotland and northwest coast of England. As these clouds moved east the clouds died away and there was barely any cloud on the eastern side of the country. The (relatively) warm seas were generating the convection, but as the cloud moved over the much cooler land the shower clouds died away. As the wind blew off the east coast of Scotland and England there was a clear area over the sea. Then, once again, the convective clouds started to develop — small at first but growing larger as they moved over the warmer sea.
Over southern England a cold front moved south. On the northern edge of this cloud band the shadow of the cloud was cast on the ground below.
Over northeast France there are some narrow dark lines on the frontal cloud, which were shadows being cast by contrails on the frontal cloud below. Seen more clearly in the static image.
In the bottom of the image there is the white dendritic (tree-like) pattern typical of snow cover on mountains. This was snow on the Alps, the Pyrenees, the Massif Central, the Cantabrian Mountains and Corsica.
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