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2020 Indian Monsoon Season Is Off To A Strong Start

Written by on July 4, 2020 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
2020 Indian Monsoon Season Is Off To A Strong Start

The 2020 Indian monsoon season has gotten off to a strong start thanks to the developing La Nina in the Pacific, favourable Madden Julian Oscillation and warmer than normal waters over the Indian Ocean. In fact we have seen very high rainfall totals across many areas of India already and we’re just a month in. […]

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FRI 3 JUL: VOGAN’S EUROPEAN OUTLOOK

Written by on July 3, 2020 in Videos with 0 Comments
FRI 3 JUL: VOGAN’S EUROPEAN OUTLOOK

VIDEO: A 2 Part look at Global SSTA’s and influence on rainfall distribution

Written by on June 30, 2020 in Videos with 0 Comments
VIDEO: A 2 Part look at Global SSTA’s and influence on rainfall distribution

Prestwick, Ayrshire Hits Record 31C

Written by on June 29, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Prestwick, Ayrshire Hits Record 31C

2020 is following in 2018 and 2019’s footsteps in producing record heat in Scotland. While both Glasgow and Edinburgh set new all-time heat records in 2018 and 2019 respectively, a new June record was set in Prestwick, Ayrshire last Thursday. Forecast models had 28-29C for parts of south and central Scotland but it was the […]

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Atlantic Cold Pool Could Cast ‘Chilly Shadow’ On Summer For Northern British Isles

Written by on June 28, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Atlantic Cold Pool Could Cast ‘Chilly Shadow’ On Summer For Northern British Isles

The colder-than-normal waters sitting to the west of the UK and Ireland doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. In fact the CFSv2 along with other models show it expanding and growing cooler still. Here’s the current SST anomaly for the North Atlantic. The CFSv2 for July has the cool SST anomaly expand and […]

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SUN 28 JUN: VOGAN’S EUROPEAN OUTLOOK

Written by on June 28, 2020 in Videos with 0 Comments
SUN 28 JUN: VOGAN’S EUROPEAN OUTLOOK

Europe July 2020 Outlook

Written by on June 25, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Europe July 2020 Outlook

June 2020 has been a changeable month with some spots seeing below normal rainfall, for others, considerably above normal. That’s the nature of thunderstorms and their localized nature. The first half of June was cool over Ireland and UK and downright chilly from Iberia to Italy, largely down to cloudier than normal skies and frequent […]

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Verkhojansk, Siberia Narrowly Bypasses Fort Yukon, Alaska’s 1915 Record Becoming The Hottest Place North of The Arctic Circle

Written by on June 23, 2020 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
Verkhojansk, Siberia Narrowly Bypasses Fort Yukon, Alaska’s 1915 Record Becoming The Hottest Place North of The Arctic Circle

Known as the other ‘pole of cold’, the northeast Siberian city of Verkhojansk has made history and taken the crown as being the hottest place north of the Arctic Circle. On June 20, 2020, a new city and Arctic maximum of 38.0C or 100.4F was set at the peak of a ‘months-long’ Siberian heatwave.   While […]

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MON 22 JUN: VOGAN’S EUROPEAN OUTLOOK

Written by on June 22, 2020 in Videos with 0 Comments
MON 22 JUN: VOGAN’S EUROPEAN OUTLOOK

UK’s 1st Heatwave of Summer Comes & Goes This Week

Written by on June 22, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
UK’s 1st Heatwave of Summer Comes & Goes This Week

The summer’s first major hot spell is now building thanks to the expansion of a strong Scandinavian blocking high which shall push out fresh Atlantic air and pull in hot, continental air. This high can be seen strengthening west and south from Scandinavia on the GFS 500mb height anomaly chart below and will act as a […]

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