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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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NASA Declares Arrival of Solar Cycle 25 But Will It Present A Colder Winter For 2020-21?

NASA Declares Arrival of Solar Cycle 25 But Will It Present A Colder Winter For 2020-21?

This past week, NASA revealed that solar cycle 25 has officially begun and that cycle 24 ended back in December 2019 when it reached a minimum. Solar cycle 24 reached it’s maximum back in April 2014. Solar cycle 23 ended and cycle 24 commenced back in late 2008 with Britain’s coldest winter since 1978-79 occurring […]

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England Eyes 1st Sept 30C Since 2016 While 120mm Of Rain Soaks Highlands

Written by on September 13, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
England Eyes 1st Sept 30C Since 2016 While 120mm Of Rain Soaks Highlands

We have quite the interesting weather pattern this weekend thanks to low pressure to the north and high pressure to the south and a strong zonal jet stream roaring in between. Here was this afternoon’s visible satellite imagery below showing cloudless skies over southern Britain while gale-force winds and persistent rain affected Scotland, even Northern […]

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Europe September 2020 Outlook (Brief summer 2020 recap)

Written by on August 31, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Europe September 2020 Outlook (Brief summer 2020 recap)

The summer of 2020 will likely be remembered for the period between July 30 and August 10. It was between these dates an this brief period in which historic heat occurred. Otherwise it was a rather changeable and often cool, damp summer. Here’s how the 500mb geopotential height anomaly has looked for summer 2020. In […]

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UK’s Low Pressure Dominated Summer 2020 Ends Stormy!

Written by on August 24, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
UK’s Low Pressure Dominated Summer 2020 Ends Stormy!

Summer 2020 will be remembered as ‘very changeable’ but with extremes of wet, cool and hot.┬áIn terms of 500mb pattern, the summer forecast has been good with low pressure the rule. Actual 500mb geopotential anomaly from 1 June – 10 Aug. While June was slightly warmer-than-average, July was slightly below average and as forecast, the […]

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UK’s Coolest July Since 2012 Ends With 3rd Hottest Day On Record

Written by on August 3, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
UK’s Coolest July Since 2012 Ends With 3rd Hottest Day On Record

July 2020 is likely the UK’s coolest since 2012 thanks to the dominance of low pressure and winds blowing in off a cooler-than-normal Atlantic. The temperature rise and fall within a 72 hour period between July 30-August 1 over Southeast England has been quite remarkable. Heathrow Airport in west London has been grabbing all the […]

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From Autumn To Summer, Back To Autumn Within Days

Written by on July 29, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
From Autumn To Summer, Back To Autumn Within Days

Tuesday (below) was a notably cool late July day for Scotland and barely average for the rest of the UK in what’s likely to be the UK’s coolest since 2012. Wednesday wasn’t a whole lot better. However, we have potentially our strongest surge of summer heat on the way and not because of a big […]

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Europe August 2020 Outlook (Coolest July since 2012?)

Written by on July 25, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Europe August 2020 Outlook (Coolest July since 2012?)

The month of July has been, as forecast, a very changeable month dominated by lower than normal pressure. That lower than normal pressure has delivered frequent spells of rain and with more cloud than sunshine, sub-par temperatures. In fact, we may well have just went through our coldest July for the UK since 2012 and […]

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-0.6C at Kinbrace Ties 2015 As UK’s Coldest July Night In 9 Years!

Written by on July 9, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
-0.6C at Kinbrace Ties 2015 As UK’s Coldest July Night In 9 Years!

The far north of Scotland typically sees the UK’s coldest temperatures during the height of summer, often falling to between 0 and 2C. Yesterday morning was no exception where Kinbrace, Sutherland dipped beneath clear, calm skies to a frosty -0.6C. The Kinbrace record low for July in -1.8C according to climate historian Maximiliano Herrera. Yesterday’s […]

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UK Set’s New 24-Hour June Rain Record At Notoriously Wet Honister Pass, Cumbria!

Written by on July 7, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
UK Set’s New 24-Hour June Rain Record At Notoriously Wet Honister Pass, Cumbria!

June 2020 was largely dominated by low pressure and at the close of the month, a stalled area of low pressure over Scotland brought record rainfall. Position and stalled nature of this low was key to producing a new UK 24-hour June rainfall record. 1. Stalled low 2. Spiraling rain band crossing waters +4C above […]

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