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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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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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Helsinki has warmest May day on record while Nimes, France has it’s coldest

Written by on May 17, 2018 in Rest of Europe with 0 Comments
Helsinki has warmest May day on record while Nimes, France has it’s coldest

The temperature profile was most definitely upside down to start the work week. The heat peaked Tuesday up in Finland where temperatures approached 30C. 29.6C was achieved in a few spots including Helsinki. This constitutes the capital’s hottest May day on record. While temperatures are coming up now across the South of France , the […]

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COOL, DRY HIGH PRESSURE: Frosty Morning’s, Warm Afternoon’s

Written by on May 17, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
COOL, DRY HIGH PRESSURE: Frosty Morning’s, Warm Afternoon’s

Frosty morning’s even in May? It’s actually common away from urban areas when cooler, drier ‘northerly’ highs are overhead. Average No of days with frost in May. As the sun goes down in the evening the radiational cooling process kicks in fast. But once the sun returns, the dry air, wind free air rapidly heats, […]

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EUROPE: CFSv2 continues to drive 2013 summer solution

Written by on May 15, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
EUROPE: CFSv2 continues to drive 2013 summer solution

Since this morning’s video the CFSv2 monthlies have updated but the long term solution remains the same. A nice blocking high anchored across Northern Europe with lower heights from Iberia across the Med. This supports a warmer, drier summer overall for Ireland, UK and Scandinavia, cooler and wetter across southern France, Iberia and Med. This […]

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27.1C in Finland verses 9.2C in South of France near Med Sea

Written by on May 13, 2018 in Rest of Europe with 0 Comments
27.1C in Finland verses 9.2C in South of France near Med Sea

The weather may be uneventful, even boring these days over the UK and Ireland but it’s not everywhere. Thanks to a strong flexing ridge over Scandinavia, it’s looked and felt like summer with yesterday warming to 25.8C at Lahti, south-central Finland. The average for May is 16C and even for July it’s only 22C. This […]

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The Wild Swing Between Coldest To Warmest In History Continues For UK This Spring

Written by on May 9, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
The Wild Swing Between Coldest To Warmest In History Continues For UK This Spring

Spring 2018 will go down as one of the most up and down and extreme that I can remember. Let’s start from the beginning, March hosted not one but two ‘beast from the easts’. On the 1st of the month many towns and cities observed their coldest March day on record from Shetland to Somerset. […]

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Mapping Earth’s 9 Billion Lightning Strikes In The Last 5 Years

Mapping Earth’s 9 Billion Lightning Strikes In The Last 5 Years

Check out this amazing map below displaying the nearly 9 billion lightning strikes which have hit earth in the last 5 years. The map clearly shows where our lightning hot spots are around the world and where there’s least. Vaisala, a Finland-based maker of weather- and environmental-monitoring equipment, detected 8.76 billion lightning strikes from 2013 […]

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APRIL 2018: A Remarkable Contrast Of Extremes Either Side of The Atlantic

APRIL 2018: A Remarkable Contrast Of Extremes Either Side of The Atlantic

While April 2018 was one of the coldest on record for the United States and quite possibly North America as a whole… in the starkest of contrasts, on the other side of the pond, it wasn’t just the warmest April on record for many central countries including Germany but it was the continent’s warmest on […]

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Much of Northern/Central Europe Most of UK Looking Dry, Settled Throughout May

Written by on May 5, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Much of Northern/Central Europe Most of UK Looking Dry, Settled Throughout May

Most bank holiday weekend’s are associated with dull, dreary, cool and wet but not this early May bank holiday. It’s looking unlikely to be a blip too thanks to a near record strong positive NAO which is deepening an Atlantic trough but powerful downstream Europe ridge. Not only does this weekend and upcoming 7 days […]

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