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Following Winter’s Return, UK Warms Up But Remains Largely Dry

Following Winter’s Return, UK Warms Up But Remains Largely Dry

It’s been a rather wintry past few days across the UK with many northern areas seeing snow while many more witnessed the biting north wind and overnight frosts. The setup which has delivered the chill. Check out the upside down temps at noon today. Here are some of the scenes from recent days. Aviemore received […]

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European May 2017 Outlook

European May 2017 Outlook

The month of April has turned out to be somewhat of a tail of two halves with warm start but cold end with this week presenting one strong final blast of winter. However, the long term theme has been dry and this plays a bigger role through May because if May was to turn out […]

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Heavy Snow Buries Parts Of Eastern Europe, Damaging Gales Hit S Spain, UK Snow Next?

Heavy Snow Buries Parts Of Eastern Europe, Damaging Gales Hit S Spain, UK Snow Next?

Cold wave 1 of 2 continues to pile drive deep into Southeast Europe with unusually heavy, even crippling snows affecting the Balkans, Romania, Ukraine. By the time we enter next week, it’s Northwest Europe’s turn with snow in the Northern UK forecast. Here are some images from recent days on the other side of the continent. Częstochowa, Poland […]

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October-March Period Was UK’s Driest Since 95-96, April 2017 A Top 10 Driest?

October-March Period Was UK’s Driest Since 95-96, April 2017 A Top 10 Driest?

According to the mid-month stats released by the Met Office, the UK as a whole is sitting at just 26% of the normal April rainfall. Dry yes but what will keep this likely out of the top 3-5 spot is the near average rain up in Northwest Scotland and the rain in the forecast but the outlook remains […]

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UK/EUROPE: Following Warm March, Looks Like April Will Turn Out Cold, Except Spain!

UK/EUROPE: Following Warm March, Looks Like April Will Turn Out Cold, Except Spain!

As we look out through the next 7-10 days or the remainder of April, it looks like the high to the west, low to the east setup sticks around with additional waves of late season arctic air dropping south. The current cold shot was a glancing blow for UK but over Germany and Poland it’s […]

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Europe Contrasts: 35C In Las Palmas, GC vs Shetland Snow, -8C For Highland Scotland Tonight

Europe Contrasts: 35C In Las Palmas, GC vs Shetland Snow, -8C For Highland Scotland Tonight

While it’s looking and feeling more and more like summer across Southern Spain/Portugal down to the Canaries, arctic air is drilling south one last time and we’ve some unusually cool nights in store. Temps touched 35C in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria this afternoon. This was the scene from Bajamar, Tenerife this afternoon. Meanwhile, a […]

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UK’s Warmest, Coldest, Wettest, Sunniest Easter Have All Occurred Since 2011

UK’s Warmest, Coldest, Wettest, Sunniest Easter Have All Occurred Since 2011

Well just look at that, the UK’s warmest, coldest, wettest and sunniest Easter Day has all been within the last 6 years! Breakdown on our extremes from the Met Office Easter weather facts Easter can fall in a period of 35 days because it is calculated as the first Sunday after the first full moon […]

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UK/EUROPE: Impressive Late Season Arctic Blast On The Way

UK/EUROPE: Impressive Late Season Arctic Blast On The Way

It’s way too early to put away the jackets and ice scrapers just yet! While remaining stuck beneath a persistent showery, northwesterly air flow, things turn more wintry over highland Scotland and particularly mainland Europe early next week with widespread frosts returning. On the face of it, air temps these days aren’t all that cold at between 7-15C UK-wide but factor in […]

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(Updated) UK Easter Weekend 2017 Outlook

(Updated) UK Easter Weekend 2017 Outlook

UPDATED: FRIDAY EVE On the grand scheme of things, we have a fairly run of the mill, quiet Easter weekend on the way with no significant cold, snow, heat or storms to speak of. So for the details…. the UK and Ireland is currently sandwiched between high pressure to the southwest and low pressure to the northeast […]

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After Rare Warm, Dry UK Winter, Weak NAO Leans Negative, Colder 2nd Half of April?

After Rare Warm, Dry UK Winter, Weak NAO Leans Negative, Colder 2nd Half of April?

It seems to happen just about every spring… when you can’t get the pattern to fit during the wintertime, it happens during the spring just when your ready for warmth. The NAO has been positive in recent weeks. This would technically lead to a wetter UK but it hasn’t. The setup has looked a lot […]

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