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Europe September 2019 Outlook

Written by on September 3, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Europe September 2019 Outlook

Like June and July, August has been bumpy bringing big swings in weather type and temperature. Rainfall from June through mid August has been heaver than usual with flash flood events in high frequency and these have affected many parts of the UK and Ireland. However, August has been somewhat cooler and more unsettled than […]

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Europe August 2019 Outlook

Written by on July 31, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Europe August 2019 Outlook

Summer 2019 will be long remembered for it’s big extremes of ALL-TIME record heat, record cold and record rainfall. Some of the very areas which saw record July cold was followed by not only record July heat but all-time record heat. The wild July was followed by an equally wild June which saw spells of […]

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Europe July 2019 Outlook

Written by on July 6, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Europe July 2019 Outlook

June, like February, March, April and May has been dominated by wild swings in temperature. One of the key contributors of Europe’s extreme pattern and flips has been down to a record long-lasting negative North Atlantic Oscillation. The -NAO has aided a continuous amplified/blocked pattern. These blocked setups allow extreme heat north and extreme cool […]

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Feeling more like October as month’s worth of rain falls on England, Wales

Written by on June 10, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Feeling more like October as month’s worth of rain falls on England, Wales

It’s been a wet start to the work week across southeast England and this heavy and persistent rain will push north and west tonight beginning stuck. The reason? a deepening low is tracking slowly north out of France. The persistent nature of this rainfall over a prolonged time frame has led to a widespread yellow […]

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WU: Wettest 12 Months in U.S. History—Again

Written by on June 10, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
WU: Wettest 12 Months in U.S. History—Again

Bob Henson  ·  June 6, 2019, 1:31 PM EDT Propelled by a two-week siege of widespread severe weather and heavy rain in late May, the contiguous U.S. has once again broken its record for the wettest year-long span in data going back to 1895. According to the monthly U.S. climate summary released Thursday from the […]

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Buachaille Etive Beag (x2)

Written by on June 8, 2019 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Buachaille Etive Beag (x2)

Day/date: Thursday 6 June 2019 Munros: Stob Dubh Stob Coire Raineach (11, 12 of 2019, 88 total) Start point: Glencoe carpark (opposite Beehive cairn) Drive length: 2 hours / 92 miles Walk length: 5 miles / 4 hours Weather: BASE: Cloudy, 12C / SUMMIT Rain, breezy wind 8C

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Finland enjoys earliest 32C on record while wind and rain batter southern Britain

Written by on June 7, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Finland enjoys earliest 32C on record while wind and rain batter southern Britain

As an unusually deep June low spread heavy rain and strong winds into England and Wales, high pressure pumped intense early summer heat into eastern Scandinavia today. The thermometer climbed into the 30s for a few sites in Finland. A high of 32.2C at Oulu, this marked Finland’s earliest 32C on record. It was warmer […]

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Recent soggy pattern likely enhanced by ‘warmer than normal’ water between Azores & UK

Written by on June 5, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Recent soggy pattern likely enhanced by ‘warmer than normal’ water between Azores & UK

After a dry May, June and summer has opened soggy and on a very different note to last year. Low pressure has dominated the UK over the last 10 days and with SW winds blowing across warmer than normal water between the Azores and UK, rainfall has likely been enhanced some. Is there drier times […]

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US June 2019 Outlook

Written by on June 5, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
US June 2019 Outlook

May will be remembered for it’s flooding rainfall and severe weather. Temperature extremes of widespread cold from Southwest to Great Lakes and all-time record May heat in the Southeast was also noteworthy. One cannot help but think a cooler, wetter summer is on the horizon for a large swathe of the US thanks to the […]

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Europe June 2019 Outlook

Written by on May 31, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Europe June 2019 Outlook

Despite a warmer middle part of May (especially for Scotland and Scandinavia), the month is winding up below normal throughout central and west-central Europe. Like in April, warmth has been the rule over Russia. A dry first half to the month has given way to a wetter 2nd half and a downright soggy finish for […]

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