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US June 2018 Outlook (Inc Video)

Written by on May 23, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
US June 2018 Outlook (Inc Video)

While April was the coldest since 1997 for the US, in the starkest of contrasts, May is going to be the warmest for the US since 1983. While warmest for the nation, May has turned out very wet across Florida and Southeast and this soggy pattern looks likely to continue through much of June. June […]

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Europe June 2018 Outlook (Inc Video)

Written by on May 23, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Europe June 2018 Outlook (Inc Video)

May has played out according to plan with an unsettled first half but much more settled and drier second half. The core of warmth this month has been centred over the very areas which endured the worst cold back in March (Scandinavia) while the long term cooler, wetter trend continues across Iberia. Over the past […]

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Hong Kong Territory sets new May heat record

Written by on May 22, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
Hong Kong Territory sets new May heat record

On May 19th, the Hong Kong Territory set a new May heat record. Pretty much the entire region observed temperatures in excess of 32C with inland areas to the north exceeding 34C. Tai Po reached 36.5C which surpassed the territory’s old May record of 35.7C set in 2013 and 1991. Two other locales exceeded the […]

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TUE 22 MAY: VOGAN’S EURO OUTLOOK

Written by on May 22, 2018 in Videos with 0 Comments
TUE 22 MAY: VOGAN’S EURO OUTLOOK

MON 21 MAY: VOGAN’S US OUTLOOK

Written by on May 21, 2018 in Videos with 0 Comments
MON 21 MAY: VOGAN’S US OUTLOOK

Persistent cool, wet meant Cordoba, Spain was 3 weeks late in seeing first 30C

Written by on May 21, 2018 in Rest of Europe with 0 Comments
Persistent cool, wet meant Cordoba, Spain was 3 weeks late in seeing first 30C

Cordoba is one of the hottest places in Spain and Europe. Each summer, temps exceed 40C and last July it reached 45C with nearby Montoro hitting a new all-time Spain record of 47.3C. The average May high for Cordoba is 27C but due to a significant cool and wet pattern, it’s taken till May 16 […]

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Climb of Ben Vorlich (38) and Stuc a’ Chroin (39)

Written by on May 20, 2018 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Climb of Ben Vorlich (38) and Stuc a’ Chroin (39)

It’s Tuesday 15 May and I take on my 2nd climb and 3rd and 4th munro of 2018. No 38th and 39th total. I headed the unusually short distance and time to the south shore of Loch Earn to take on 3,280ft Ben Vorlich and 3,198ft Stuc a Chroin. These two munros can be seen […]

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SUN 20 MAY: VOGAN’S EURO OUTLOOK

Written by on May 20, 2018 in Videos with 0 Comments
SUN 20 MAY: VOGAN’S EURO OUTLOOK

US sees warmest first half to May following coldest April since 1997

Written by on May 18, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
US sees warmest first half to May following coldest April since 1997

The memory of the coldest April since 1997 and 3rd coldest since 1979 may be toast given that the first half of May has been warmest on record. Both Iowa and Wisconsin observed their coldest April in at least 124 years while eight other states had their second coldest. Two states also may have observed […]

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Shanghai, China has it’s warmest May day on record

Written by on May 18, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
Shanghai, China has it’s warmest May day on record

An early heat wave has set new May records. Shanghai topped 36.4C surpassing the previous May record of 35.5C set in 1963. In Shanghai’s western suburbs, the thermometer hit 38C, never seen before in May. Incredibly, the city of Lishui (Zhejiang), surpassed both it’s May and June record with 40.1C. The previous May record was […]

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