Model: Global weather forecast model from the "Japan Meteorological Agency"
Update: 5:30 GMT und 18:30 GMT
Greenwich Mean Time: 12:00 GMT = 13:00 BST
Variable: Relative Humidity at 700 hPa
Description: This chart shows the relative humidity at 700 hPa. In the forefield of a trough line as well as at and near fronts (Jets), warmer less dense air is forced to ascend. As the ascending air cooles, the relative humidity increases, eventually resulting in condensation and the formation of clouds. This process is known as frontal lifting.
High relative humidity at 700 hPa - equivalent to ca. 10,000 ft a.s.l. - indicates the areas of frontal lifting and thus the active zones of the current weather.