What is the position of the jet stream?

What is the position of the jet stream?

Jet streams are fast flowing, narrow, meandering air currents in the atmospheres of some planets, including Earth. On Earth, the main jet streams are located near the altitude of the tropopause and are westerly winds (flowing west to east). Their paths typically have a meandering shape.

Will the jet stream move?

Jet streams typically move storms and other weather systems from west to east. However, jet streams can move in different ways, creating bulges of winds to the north and south.

Is the jet stream stuck over UK?

The reverse is true in summer, where there tends to be a smaller temperature difference. The position of the jet stream typically ends up to the north of the UK and we see calmer, drier weather.

How does the jet stream affect weather in Europe?

Summary of the Jet Stream and the weather it creates: If the polar front jet is situated over the UK we will experience wetter and windier than average weather. If the polar front jet has a large amplification then cold air will travel further south than average and warm air will travel further north than average.

How often do global jet stream forecasts update?

Welcome to our new interactive global jet stream forecast map here on Netweather. Drag the map around to move it, the mouse wheel will zoom in and out (pinch to zoom on mobile and tablet). The maps update four times a day – and are an initial small feature using this new mapping technology – keep your eye out for further additions soon.

What’s the name of the jet stream above the UK?

The jet stream above the UK is called the Polar Jet Stream. The Jet Stream plays a large role when it comes to the weather across the UK, so from here you can view the latest jet stream forecast right out to 16 days in 3 hour timesteps.

What is the current wind speed in the jet stream?

The Current Wind map shows the current wind speed and direction for the most recent hour.

How does the jet stream move north and South?

Jet streams move north and south too, following the boundary between warmer and colder air. The wind direction in the jet stream can change from the normal west to east to almost north to south.