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Highlands swing 32C in 8 days and 25C in 15 hrs while heavy snow affects Corsica

Written by on May 16, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Highlands swing 32C in 8 days and 25C in 15 hrs while heavy snow affects Corsica

Up until the 13th, May has been a very cool month unless you live in the southern half of Iberia or Russia. In fact the first half to May 2019 may have been the coldest in several years, especially for central Europe while warmest on record for Russia. The previous two May’s was dominated by […]

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Warm, Sunny open to Summer 2019 looks increasingly likely for UK, Scandinavia

Written by on May 13, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Warm, Sunny open to Summer 2019 looks increasingly likely for UK, Scandinavia

My hunch in my 2019 summer forecast may be coming to fruition as we enter mid-May. The consensus in most models show high pressure remaining largely dominant over or just north of Scotland through most of the remainder of May and into June. Give or take a few interruptions. With spells of lower heights down […]

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Huge ‘upside down’ weather & temperature variation across Europe next week

Written by on May 10, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Huge ‘upside down’ weather & temperature variation across Europe next week

The UK is in the cold air to end the week but through the weekend change arrives from the west as a deepening low tracks west to east across southern England/northern France bringing wind and gales, eventually this feature reaches Italy late Sunday into Monday. As the low drifts into Italy, our cold pool leaves […]

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US Summer Forecast 2019

Written by on May 7, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
US Summer Forecast 2019

Welcome to my 9th annual US summer forecast. As always, when compiling this forecast for the upcoming June-August period there are multiple factors which have been taken into consideration which could influence the summer pattern. These include global and regional sea surface temperature anomalies, El Nino, MJO and rainfall distribution over the last 6 months. […]

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Beinn a’Ghlo x3 (Perthshire)

Written by on May 6, 2019 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Beinn a’Ghlo x3 (Perthshire)

Day/date: Tuesday 30 April 2019 Munros: Carn Liath, Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, Carn nan Gabhar (8, 9 & 10 of 2019, 86 total) Start point: Loch Moraig Drive length: 1.40 hours / 95 miles Walk length: 14 miles / 7 hours Weather: BASE: Clear, Light wind 4C @ 7.30am / SUMMIT sunny, light to moderate wind 3C, -3C wind chill. Weather: BASE: Clear, Light wind […]

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Sgorr Dhearg & Sgorr Dhonuill (Ballachulish)

Written by on May 5, 2019 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Sgorr Dhearg & Sgorr Dhonuill (Ballachulish)

Day/date: Thursday 11 April 2019 Munros: Sgorr Dhearg & Sgorr Dhonuill (6 & 7 of 2019, 83 total) Start point: Co-Op at Ballachulish Drive length: 2.15 hours / 101 miles Walk length: 10 miles / 7 hours Weather: BASE: Clear, no wind 2C @ 8.30am / SUMMIT sunny, light to moderate wind 1C, -3C wind chill.

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Summer Forecast 2019: A More Mixed Summer But Not Without It’s Hot Days!

Written by on May 3, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Summer Forecast 2019: A More Mixed Summer But Not Without It’s Hot Days!

Welcome to my 9th annual European summer forecast. As always, when compiling this forecast for the upcoming June-August period there are multiple factors which have been taken into consideration which could influence the summer pattern. These include global and regional sea surface temperature anomalies, El Nino, the mild winter just observed and rainfall distribution over […]

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Early May Arctic Cold Shot on the way for UK!

Written by on April 30, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Early May Arctic Cold Shot on the way for UK!

Lot’s of talk about an impending heat wave coming up for the UK. As a matter of fact it’s turning cooler towards the weekend as an air mass of arctic origin dives south via a cold front. The model at 850mb shows the air that’s north of Scandinavia sweeping south. Convective snow showers could well […]

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Chicago does it again! Records latest accumulating snow since 1989

Written by on April 29, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Chicago does it again! Records latest accumulating snow since 1989

Last weekend saw 5.3 inches of snow fall at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. This was the 2nd heaviest calendar day snow for so late in the season. The following weekend saw 2.5 inches of snow which marks the latest accumulating snow for the Windy City since 1989. A look at "spring" conditions across far northern […]

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US May 2019 Outlook

Written by on April 28, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
US May 2019 Outlook

This April, like most have delivered a taste of everything as you’d expect at this key transitional time of the year. Record cold, snow, heat, rain and big tornadoes have all featured but as you can see from the below temperature anomaly chart. Neutral to above normal temperatures have won out. The month is winding […]

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