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European April 2017 Outlook

European April 2017 Outlook

After a rare dry/warm UK winter with only brief spells of arctic cold and a measly seasonal minimum of -10C (UK’s actual coldest was -12.1C but in November) it’s hard to believe we’re about to enter meteorological spring’s 2nd of 3 months. The Dec-Feb period wound up very mild, particularly for Scotland and will go down […]

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Surprise Snow? March Typically More Snowy Than December

Surprise Snow? March Typically More Snowy Than December

AS FORECASTED here, snow fell and accumulated causing a difficult Tuesday AM commute across Central Scotland. Also provided stunning winter scenes like this in Penicuik this morning. No big surprise that the disruptive snow swept through the Central Lowlands given the concentration of shower activity was within the West and through the Central Lowlands, blowing in […]

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Spring May Be Here But Scotland Is Expecting Snow Tonight

Spring May Be Here But Scotland Is Expecting Snow Tonight

Colder air is blowing in on a brisk westerly wind which is touching gale or severe gale-force across North/Northwest Scotland. But reinforcing cold air with origins stemming back to the Davis Straits arrives this evening. This morning’s infrared satellite view shows that the cold air has made it to Scotland but coldest air remains well out over the Atlantic with […]

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Heavy, Persistent Rains In Scotland Can Be Traced All The Way Back To Central America

Heavy, Persistent Rains In Scotland Can Be Traced All The Way Back To Central America

As pointed out yesterday. It’s been and continues to be a real soaker of a day here across Scotland. Visible satellite and water vapour proves that this heavy, persistent rain is part of a moisture plume or atmospheric river which can be traced all the way back to Central America… This AM’s radar. GFS surface/precip […]

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MOUNT ETNA ERUPTION: Too close for comfort

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MOUNT ETNA ERUPTION: Too close for comfort

After days of eruptions, scientists, tourists and a BBC film crew found themselves near the summit of Sicily’s highly active Mt Etna when it went off in explosive style Thursday. Here was the Etna eruption from space yesterday. The eruption caused 10 injuries.

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US Blizzard NOT UK-bound But Turning Colder With Moisture Plume Extending Back To Caribbean

US Blizzard NOT UK-bound But Turning Colder With Moisture Plume Extending Back To Caribbean

The next front pushes across the UK today bringing a spell of wind and rain followed by blustery showers of which turning increasingly to snow over high ground. Certainly a much cooler feel for all. Current radar A little earlier, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire was sitting at a murky 13C while the Western Isles was down to fresher 6/7C. 850mb temps […]

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Pressure Squeeze Brings Stormy Weather To Both Ends Of Western Europe

Pressure Squeeze Brings Stormy Weather To Both Ends Of Western Europe

As well as North America, there has been a lot going on this side of the Atlantic and the last 24 hours has been no exception. Following the rapid flip from record heat to record rainfall, strong and damaging winds became the focus last night into this morning across Gibraltar and the southern tip of Iberia. In fact both […]

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In 48 Hours, Alicante, Spain Sets New March Heat Record, Then Rainfall Record

In 48 Hours, Alicante, Spain Sets New March Heat Record, Then Rainfall Record

Back on Saturday, it was looking and feeling like mid summer on the Costa Blanca with Alicante sizzling at 34.8C, a new March and April record and warmest ever reading outwith June-July-August. Just 36-48 hours later and Alicante was and continues to reach 10-12C as wind and record rainfall pounded the region with consequential flash flooding. Gale-force winds […]

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Spain Goes From Summer Straight Back To Winter, Decent Week For UK, Windy In Scotland

Spain Goes From Summer Straight Back To Winter, Decent Week For UK, Windy In Scotland

Following what appears to have been MAINLAND Spain’s warmest March day in history Saturday with 34.8C recorded at Alicante Airport, we go from summer straight back to winter with a significant change to much cooler and stormier. A lot of rain as well as inland heavy snow is expected across SE Spain over the next 36 hours. With a trough […]

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Changable For UK While Alicante & Tenerife South Apt Set New March Heat Records

Changable For UK While Alicante & Tenerife South Apt Set New March Heat Records

Mild UK, but hot Spain and Canaries. That’s the general rule these days. Azores high pressure replaced the low pressure which brought the fierce and damaging winds to France back on Monday, spread across Italy Tue-Wed and now drifts into Greece and Turkey to end the week. Check out this very summer-like visible satellite view from yesterday afternoon and note the absence […]

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