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Europe December 2020 Outlook (opposite of last year)

Written by on November 30, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Europe December 2020 Outlook (opposite of last year)

Autumn 2020 has been very warm, particularly for north, central and east Europe with a back and forward in temps further west. For the UK and West, September was warm while October was average to below average but November was firmly above average. 2nd highest November Arctic Oscillation of last 70 years, A ‘good’ omen? […]

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After UK’s 5th Wettest October, November Looks Drier, Mild

Written by on November 8, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
After UK’s 5th Wettest October, November Looks Drier, Mild

October 2020 was average to below average temperature-wise for much of western Europe, especially so, Ireland, France, northern Spain and Portugal, even Italy. Warmer than normal for Scandinavia and countries east of Germany with exceptional warmth over western Russia and surrounding the Black Sea. With the tropics a big contributor, the UK overall had it’s […]

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Europe November 2020 Outlook

Written by on November 1, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Europe November 2020 Outlook

Despite some record cold morning’s, September was a mild month while October is wound up slightly below average and significantly wetter than normal, particularly for east and southeast parts of the UK. September temp anomaly October temp anomaly While Western Europe has seen somewhat of a temperature seesaw, the blowtorch has been relentless, particularly surrounding […]

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High Latitude Blocking Kicks Brings Hope(fully) And Begins To Lay Down The White Carpet

Written by on October 14, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
High Latitude Blocking Kicks Brings Hope(fully) And Begins To Lay Down The White Carpet

The maturing ‘high latitude blocking pattern’ we currently see may be a real tease to the winter weather lover like myself. I can hear the statement ringing in my ear, ‘if only it were December or January’, I get ya, I’m saying the same. This 500mb chart off the CFSv2 for the upcoming week and […]

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Storm Alex Batters France With 116 mph Winds & 3-Month’s Worth of Rain In 1-Day

Written by on October 12, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Storm Alex Batters France With 116 mph Winds & 3-Month’s Worth of Rain In 1-Day

Drive a powerful jet stream into a trough that’s surrounded by high pressure and you get STORM ALEX. A rapid deepener with severe and far reaching impacts across Europe. Finding itself directly beneath the ‘cloud hook’ and potential sting jet, the exposed island of Belle-Île-en-Mer off Brittany recorded a record wind gust of 116 mph while […]

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September 2020 Had Greatest Antarctic Sea Ice Concentration Than Any September Between 1979-1999

Written by on October 5, 2020 in Rest of Europe, Rest of World with 0 Comments
September 2020 Had Greatest Antarctic Sea Ice Concentration Than Any September Between 1979-1999

Interesting tweet I saw this afternoon which got me thinking! Last month saw the highest ANTARCTIC sea ice concentration of any September between 1979-1999 period. This comes as the Arctic sees it’s 2nd lowest on record. While Arctic Oscillation was record strong last winter, the Antarctic Oscillation was record weak. Europe floods followed record heat […]

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BREAKING COLD RECORDS: Is Northern Ireland Cheating Global Warming?

Written by on October 1, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
BREAKING COLD RECORDS: Is Northern Ireland Cheating Global Warming?

All we seem to hear about these days is record, unprecedented heat, floods, droughts and storms. I don’t think we can deny, our planet has warmed over the last 30 years. Whether man-made or otherwise, towns and cities never mind countries, we hear less and less cold records falling. Since about 2014, Northern Ireland’s climate […]

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Europe October 2020 Outlook (Lookback at Sept & What’s Ahead)

Written by on September 30, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Europe October 2020 Outlook (Lookback at Sept & What’s Ahead)

Like August and much of the summer, September has been a month of mixed fortune with settled spells interrupted by more unsettled. May and September are often thought of as being the ‘best month’s of the year’ but this didn’t really apply in 2020. Despite the UK see it’s first September 30C in 3 years […]

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Within 24-Hours, Parts of East Anglia Get’s Month’s Worth of Rain, Strongest Sep Gusts Since 1997 & Coldest Sep Day On Record

Written by on September 26, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Within 24-Hours, Parts of East Anglia Get’s Month’s Worth of Rain, Strongest Sep Gusts Since 1997 & Coldest Sep Day On Record

Low pressure developed over England along a notable southbound cold front and deepened into quite the cyclone over the North Sea and just offshore of East Anglia. This feature, visible on the below visible satellite images brought a wild past 24 hours for East Anglia and Southeast. It brought a triple whammy with within a 24 hour […]

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Teddy To Buckle Jet Stream Forcing -AO/NAO & Bring 1st Autumn Chill To Europe This Week

Written by on September 20, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Teddy To Buckle Jet Stream Forcing -AO/NAO & Bring 1st Autumn Chill To Europe This Week

The hyper active tropics is not only allowing amplification of the mid latitude pattern but driving highs into unfamiliar territory! The high latitudes! Hurricane Teddy looks to break away from the pack and run a due north course up into eastern Canada. This force high pressure north creating a downstream buckling and allowing the first […]

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