Recent British Isles significant weather observationsSelect an image and then use the left mouse button to view a larger version of the image.
00, 03, 06 and 09 GMT
12, 15, 18 and 21 GMT
The maps above contain an indication of the current weather using the Beaufort weather symbol notation. blue denotes sleet or snow, red denotes rain or drizzle and black denotes cloud, visibility-related and other weather types.
|b||total cloud amount 0 to 2 oktas|
|bc||total cloud amount 3 to 5 oktas|
|c||total cloud amount 6 to 8 oktas|
|f||fog (F denotes thick fog)|
|fg or fs||shallow fog|
|h||hail (sh denotes snow grains)|
|i||intermittent or patches|
|j||phenomena within sight of but not at the station (jp precipitation within sight)|
|ks||drifting or blowing snow|
|o||uniform layer of cloud completely covering the sky|
|p||shower (used in combination with the type of precipitation)|
|t||thunder (tl thunderstorm)|
The following are not used on the maps shown on this page.
|e||wet air, without rain falling|
|g||gale (G denotes storm force winds)|
|u||ugly threatening sky|
|v||abnormally good visibility|
|y||dry air (less than 60% relative humidity)|