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Storm Erik Rapidly Intensifies as He Sweeps into UK Bringing 100 mph Gusts

Written by on February 8, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Storm Erik Rapidly Intensifies as He Sweeps into UK Bringing 100 mph Gusts

Storm Erik rapidly deepened as he speedily crossed the Atlantic. With a pressure drop of 40mb within the last 24 hours, Erik can be defined as a ‘weatherbomb’ as it peaked in strength over Scotland’s Outer Hebrides late this afternoon. Central pressure deepend to at least 955mb over the Outer Hebrides. As well as winds […]

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Did tropics dictate N Hemisphere winter 18-19? What gave may have also taken away!

Written by on February 5, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Did tropics dictate N Hemisphere winter 18-19? What gave may have also taken away!

I feel my cold, blocky winter projections keep getting pushed back and so therefore my forecast has busted some. Sure it did turn colder beyond New Year but that came came across the Atlantic rather than Russia as expected. The reason for the bust? It’s got a lot to do with the fact the NAO […]

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Braemar’s -15.4C makes for Scotland’s coldest since 2010 while it’s snow going across S England, Wales

Written by on February 1, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Braemar’s -15.4C makes for Scotland’s coldest since 2010 while it’s snow going across S England, Wales

After dipping to -14.4C yesterday morning, Scotland and UK’s coldest since 2012 and only warming to -6.2C, the thermometer took a deeper dip last night to -15.4C which makes for Scotland’s coldest since 2010. The temperature fell to -15.4C in #Braemar, Aberdeenshire last night. Making it the coldest night in Scotland since December 2010. CB […]

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Heavy snow blankets Cornish beaches after UK shivers coldest night since 2012

Written by on January 31, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Heavy snow blankets Cornish beaches after UK shivers coldest night since 2012

While it’s remained clear with pockets of freezing fog over the Northern UK, snow has been spreading eastwards through today from Cornwall to Kent and points as far north as Birmingham courtesy of the next Atlantic low moving in. The snow band shall drop 2-4cm widely over south and southeast England tonight, locally 10cm for […]

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Tonight should be UK’s coldest of winter

Written by on January 30, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Tonight should be UK’s coldest of winter

The snow we’ve seen fall widely across the UK and Ireland in recent days has produced this false colour image from space below. The red of course distinguishing snow from cloud. Though pretty sparse for many, there’s still a large enough coverage of this highly reflective surface in which maximum heat loss into space can […]

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England, Wales likely to see bulk of this week’s snow

Written by on January 28, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
England, Wales likely to see bulk of this week’s snow

By purely looking at the UK snow depth/cover at the end of each day from tomorrow through Friday, the focus of snow according to the latest run of the GFS is over the Scottish Highlands/Southern Uplands, N Pennines, Midlands and much of Wales away from the coast. Scotland will see snow from an incoming front […]

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Snow melts only to return a few days later as winter fights to gain ground!

Written by on January 27, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Snow melts only to return a few days later as winter fights to gain ground!

We’ve said good bye to the mild and hello to the polar maritime once again. The polar maritime air will be whisling down from the north throughout today with winds gusting 40-50 mph widely. This reintroduces a tricky rain, sleet and snow scenario as the cold air is mixed with ocean air. As you can […]

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Europe February 2019 Outlook

Written by on January 24, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Europe February 2019 Outlook

Up until the 20th, January, like December has been tame. Milder than expected? Yes because I believed the month would turn and turn severe. We remain in a westerly driven pattern and that was not expected by this stage, especially when taking into account the sudden stratospheric warming event which occurred around Christmas with a […]

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Glasgow, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam see 1st snow but why no North Atlantic/Greenland block? Blame the MJO!

Written by on January 22, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Glasgow, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam see 1st snow but why no North Atlantic/Greenland block? Blame the MJO!

Many parts of Scotland including myself woke this morning to the first blanket of snow ahead of potentially the coldest night of winter tonight. However, many may be asking, what happened to the ‘beast from the east’ or Greenland block? After all our weather continues to come in from the west. Instead of this… We’ve […]

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A ‘seasonable’ January chill: Assessing the UK snow threat this week

Written by on January 21, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
A ‘seasonable’ January chill: Assessing the UK snow threat this week

Well it’s safe to say the cold which was expected to intensify this week into the upcoming weekend is not going to show and in fact it turns milder not colder by Friday. On a plus, it’s a temporary push of mild. The reason? That storm system exiting Canada has not forced sharp height rises […]

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