EUROPE: Classic Icelandic Low/Azores High Pressure Pattern

With warm water stacked north of the UK, colder water extending south and west out into the north-central Atlantic, this SST provide mirrors the projected upper air pattern seen by the models next 7-10 days.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

A dominant Icelandic trough and strong Azores high extending east across the Med supports warmer than normal southern and eastern Europe, cooler, wetter across Ireland and UK with back and fourth in between (SE England, France).

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

This morning’s visible and water vapour images reveal the conga line of Atlantic low pressure extending from the Faroes to Bermuda with Iceland, Scotland and Northern Ireland in it’s sights.

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GFS Atlantic surface nicely reflects this morning’s visible and infrared imagery.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

This pattern certainly supports plenty of heat across much of Europe thanks to large southerly wind field pushing air up from Africa.

Yesterday’s minimum/maximum

Credit: Meteoceil

Credit: Meteoceil

Credit: Meteoceil

Credit: Meteoceil

We have the next Atlantic system spreading wind and rain across northern Ireland/UK today.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Another sweeps through Friday…

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Then we deal with the very feature which brought a lot of heavy rain and storms to the Eastern US on July 4th which winds into a North Atlantic beast.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

This thing could bring unusually strong winds to Ireland and UK this weekend as well as the heavy rain.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

See today’s video.

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