Understanding weather – not predicting 08 November 2013

What happened?
The continued cool mornings is an indication of the strong influence the Atlantic high pressure cell exerts over our weather, even into normally hot months such as November. A fairly complex set of synoptics reigned this week, dominated by airflow (cold) from the southwest. Midday heat played its part, assisted by a trough (low pressure extension) reaching the interior from Angola, but cloud formation was mostly sporadic.