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Lienz, Austria Observes Record Snow Followed By Coldest Temps Since 1987

Written by on January 23, 2021 in Rest of Europe with 0 Comments
Lienz, Austria Observes Record Snow Followed By Coldest Temps Since 1987

Following the snowiest December on record with at least 183cm accumulating through the month, January opened with further record snowfall then record cold. The town of Lienz, located between the High Tauern mountains to the north and Gailtal Alps to the south, it lies in a valley at an elevation of 2,208ft above sea level in the […]

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Spain Plummets To -26.5C (-29.9C unofficial) Following Madrid’s Biggest Snowfall For 50 Years

Written by on January 12, 2021 in Rest of Europe with 0 Comments
Spain Plummets To -26.5C (-29.9C unofficial) Following Madrid’s Biggest Snowfall For 50 Years

Spain’s mountainous interior is very familiar with snow and freezing temperatures during the winter months. However, this past week has been quite exceptional thanks to the coming together of powerful Storm Filomena and arctic air. For the 2,188ft capital of Madrid, as much as 20 inches of snow fell bringing the city to it’s knees […]

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Northern Ireland & Other Parts of UK Shiver Coldest Night Since 2010

Written by on January 9, 2021 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Northern Ireland & Other Parts of UK Shiver Coldest Night Since 2010

In the past week, there’s been frequent spells of rain, sleet and snow as cold air has continued to advance south over Scotland and the UK. Most of Scotland and many parts of England, Wales and Northern Ireland have woken to a fresh covering of snow thanks to a cold front diving south, followed by […]

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Europe January 2021 Outlook

Written by on January 2, 2021 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Europe January 2021 Outlook

Following a warm, wet November, December was a mixed, somewhat bookend month with cool spell to start and finish and mild in between. It remained very wet and followed a very wet autumn. The polar vortex was strong to near record strong during November hence the often warm, wet and windy month. Through December, the […]

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Dalwhinnie, Highland Ties UK’s Coldest Temperature of 2020

Written by on December 30, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Dalwhinnie, Highland Ties UK’s Coldest Temperature of 2020

It’s been a wintry week throughout the UK with frequent snow showers producing many with a winter wonderland. For some, it was their first winter wonderland of the entire year. As you would expect, the Highlands has captured the greatest falls with a widespread 3-6 inches accumulating above 200 metres across the Highland region from […]

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Several Parts Of UK Likely To See 1st ‘White New Year’ Since 2010

Written by on December 29, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Several Parts Of UK Likely To See 1st ‘White New Year’ Since 2010

The cold northerly flow continues to bring a snow and ice risk to many parts of the UK. Many woke to snow yesterday, more woke to snow this morning and with not one but two further waves riding the ‘reinforced cold flow’, we see further accumulating snow risks all the way to sea level across […]

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European Winter Forecast 2020-21

Written by on December 7, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
European Winter Forecast 2020-21

Welcome to my 11th annual winter forecast for Europe. In this forecast, the conclusions drawn for the upcoming 90-day meteorological winter period are based on current oceanic and atmospheric drivers and my understanding of their potential influence they may have. Of course, pinpointing any specific pattern several weeks or months ahead is near impossible but […]

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First UK Snows of Winter Arrive Thursday But Bigger Threat Comes Friday!

Written by on December 3, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
First UK Snows of Winter Arrive Thursday But Bigger Threat Comes Friday!

Well the first relatively low elevation snows have arrived to large parts of Scotland and Northern England thanks to biting polar-origin wind wrapping around a low near Iceland. Scenes from across the Northern UK this morning. Bathgate, West Lothian Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire A cold day with further wintry showers ahead. As a […]

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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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