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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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Prestwick, Ayrshire Hits Record 31C

Written by on June 29, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Prestwick, Ayrshire Hits Record 31C

2020 is following in 2018 and 2019’s footsteps in producing record heat in Scotland. While both Glasgow and Edinburgh set new all-time heat records in 2018 and 2019 respectively, a new June record was set in Prestwick, Ayrshire last Thursday. Forecast models had 28-29C for parts of south and central Scotland but it was the […]

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Atlantic Cold Pool Could Cast ‘Chilly Shadow’ On Summer For Northern British Isles

Written by on June 28, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Atlantic Cold Pool Could Cast ‘Chilly Shadow’ On Summer For Northern British Isles

The colder-than-normal waters sitting to the west of the UK and Ireland doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. In fact the CFSv2 along with other models show it expanding and growing cooler still. Here’s the current SST anomaly for the North Atlantic. The CFSv2 for July has the cool SST anomaly expand and […]

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Europe July 2020 Outlook

Written by on June 25, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Europe July 2020 Outlook

June 2020 has been a changeable month with some spots seeing below normal rainfall, for others, considerably above normal. That’s the nature of thunderstorms and their localized nature. The first half of June was cool over Ireland and UK and downright chilly from Iberia to Italy, largely down to cloudier than normal skies and frequent […]

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UK’s 1st Heatwave of Summer Comes & Goes This Week

Written by on June 22, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
UK’s 1st Heatwave of Summer Comes & Goes This Week

The summer’s first major hot spell is now building thanks to the expansion of a strong┬áScandinavian blocking high which shall push out fresh Atlantic air and pull in hot, continental air. This high can be seen strengthening west and south from Scandinavia on the GFS 500mb height anomaly chart below and will act as a […]

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No Need To Worry About Drought Or A Summer 2018 Repeat

Written by on June 18, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
No Need To Worry About Drought Or A Summer 2018 Repeat

Despite the UK seeing it’s driest spring on record, nature is quickly catching up on it’s rainfall deficit. While I expected this flip and hush of drought and summer 2018 repeat talk, this has come quicker than I thought. In just the past 7 days of June alone, many sites have seen more rain than […]

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