Archive for 2022

Thundery, Wet Week (no washout) For UK, Ireland While Iberia Eyes First 40C!

Written by on May 16, 2022 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Thundery, Wet Week (no washout) For UK, Ireland While Iberia Eyes First 40C!

Following what’s been a warm, very dry March and April for the UK, Ireland and much of north/central Europe, it’s been a cool and very wet spring for Iberia. That changes this week as a trough deepens over the Atlantic and dives southward towards the Azores while strong high pressure spins over Europe. With Atlantic […]

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Europe May 2022 Outlook

Written by on April 25, 2022 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Europe May 2022 Outlook

April 2022 commenced record cold and strikingly similar to April 2021 but unlike last year, a significant mid-month warm up has brought the monthly average now ABOVE average for the UK, nearer average for France while Spain and central Europe remains colder than average. The chill is a direct consequence of the multiple waves of […]

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SPAIN: From All-Time APRIL Record Heat To Wind, Rain & Snow Within 72 Hours!

Written by on April 19, 2022 in Rest of Europe with 0 Comments
SPAIN: From All-Time APRIL Record Heat To Wind, Rain & Snow Within 72 Hours!

With a high of 33.1C at Malaga Airport Easter Sunday, they recorded their hottest April day on record. The previous April record stood at 33.0C set on 25th April, 2002. Climate data for Málaga Airport (AGP), Churriana (1981–2010), Extremes (1942-present) Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Record high °C (°F) 26.8 […]

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Easter Outlook 2022

Written by on April 13, 2022 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Easter Outlook 2022

What a difference this Easter week compared to 2 years ago when I last published an Easter forecast! During Easter 2020, the country was in the firm grip of lockdown with little moving on our roads except for emergency services and the movement of essential goods. Folks were barely allowed out the door and what […]

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For 2nd Straight Year, Record April Cold Hits Europe Following Warm March

Written by on April 6, 2022 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
For 2nd Straight Year, Record April Cold Hits Europe Following Warm March

For a second April in a row, record breaking cold has attacked Europe with penetrating frosts and snowfall following record warmth in March. March 2022 temperature anomaly April’s opening 2 days! Opening 5 days! Just 10 days ago, temperatures across the UK, Ireland, N France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany were widely reaching 17-20C, locally 22C […]

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Europe April 2022 Outlook

Written by on April 3, 2022 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Europe April 2022 Outlook

March followed February with an above average temperature for the month throughout the UK, France, Low Countries and Scandinavia, slightly below average for Iberia, much of Germany and firmly below for Italy, Balkans and SE. March anomaly The final 5 days of March and first 2 days of April was below normal for the UK […]

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From widespread 16-18C, local 20C to snow in Days?

Written by on March 28, 2022 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
From widespread 16-18C, local 20C to snow in Days?

Following a record strong/cold stratospheric polar vortex, major weakening/warming has been ongoing. This warming commenced within the UPPER levels of the stratosphere and has been gradually working it’s way down towards the troposphere. Check out the rise at 10mb Even more striking at 30mb Here is the latest temperature within the LOWER stratosphere! The downward […]

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Strong Polar Vortex Cools North Atlantic… Cold April Ahead For Europe As Vortex Breaks?

Written by on March 16, 2022 in Rest of Europe, Rest of World with 0 Comments
Strong Polar Vortex Cools North Atlantic… Cold April Ahead For Europe As Vortex Breaks?

A lack of ‘weather’ during much of the past 12 months likely contributed to a build-up of warmth throughout the North and even wider Atlantic basin and given other external drivers, this aided another very mild winter throughout Europe (see previous article). However, a near record strong mean zonal wind and cold strat-trop polar vortex […]

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Global Temperature: How’s The Continent’s Looking for 1st 2.5 Months of 2022?

Global Temperature: How’s The Continent’s Looking for 1st 2.5 Months of 2022?

The first 2.5 months of 2022 is warm across north/west Canada incl Alaska, cool for central Canada, much of the Lower 48, warm for Europe and very warm across north Asia, cool for India and west/north China. Most of Africa and large swathe of South America (esp west, central) is at or below normal. Tropics […]

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La Nina continues to cool the lower troposphere

La Nina continues to cool the lower troposphere

The ongoing La Nina and warm and cool ocean anomalies within the northern basins have clearly driven the lower tropospheric temperature. Strong warmth within the LT (lower troposphere) has shown up above the abnormally warm N Pacific and Atlantic as well as over much of northern Eurasia with no warming above the entire equatorial belt […]

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