How to navigate using the Weather Page 2

When a Low Pressure Goes Through

There have some intense winter low pressure systems barrelling onto UK shores recently, going by the name of Storm Angus. Below are some images that paint a picture of what happened to the air and water as this low hit central southern England. They show how a plunge in air…

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The Direction Ducks Land

My thanks to my fellow Fellows at the Royal Institute of Navigation for drawing my attention to some research that slipped past me a few years ago. Hynek Burda, of the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, led a team of 11 zoologists in a study of the way…

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Circumzenithal Arcs

My thanks to Simon Cadman for the following generous email and some great images of some sun dogs and the more rarely-spotted, 'upside-down rainbow', also known as a 'circumzenithal arc' or 'Bravais' arc'. Circumzenithal arcs and sun dogs form when sunlight refracts through ice crystals, not rain as with rainbows.…

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