Figure 1: The jet stream is found above where cold and warm air meets at the ground
Figure 2: The position of the jet stream in a normal summer.
Figure 3: The position of the jet stream the summer of 2012.Figure 4 shows the position of a jet stream in the winter of 2013/14. It indicates that the storms were approaching the UK from further south over the Atlantic, bringing relatively warm air and plenty of energy with them, contributing to the destruction they caused.
Figure 4: The position of the jet stream in the winter of 2013/14
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