weather – Jet stream etc

This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Met Office forecast – West Midlands (up to day 15)  blue-right-arrow     North Atlantic pressure charts  blue-right-arrow     North Atlantic jet stream* position & forecast  blue-right-arrow

* The Polar jet stream is a narrow meandering ribbon of fast-moving air that encircles the mid latitudes at approx 36,000ft above the earth and is responsible for developing and driving weather systems across the Atlantic towards Britain. Usually the jet stream marks the boundary between cold polar air to its north and warmer air to its south. The position of the jet stream, and particularly whether it is north or south of Britain, is highly influential on the weather we receive.