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Europe April 2019 Outlook

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

Following the crazy warmth of February, March has unsurprisingly produced little winter thanks to a strong jet stream throwing one low after another across Ireland and the UK. A strong, cold polar vortex and MJO has driven the positive-neutral NAO with the Western Europe door wide open. This aided Northern Ireland, Denmark and Sweden to […]

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Northern Ireland gets wettest March in first 18 days of the month thanks to strong polar vortex, MJO

Written by on March 22, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Northern Ireland gets wettest March in first 18 days of the month thanks to strong polar vortex, MJO

The combination of strong/cold polar vortex, an increased thermal gradient over North America coinciding with phases 2, 3 and 4 of a strong MJO has driven a highly active Atlantic storm pattern across Ireland, UK and Denmark. Northern Ireland, Denmark and Sweden have witnessed their wettest March on record. Unusually strong and cold polar vortex. […]

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High pressure to rule the remainder of March

Written by on March 18, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
High pressure to rule the remainder of March

After an active spell of weather with spells of high wind, flooding rain, hail, sleet and snow, high pressure is building and shall anchor itself over the UK and much of Western Europe for the remainder of March and likely into the first week of April. Give or take a weakening Atlantic front and fronts […]

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NW Europe: Stormy gives way to settled but not before a potentially snowy as well as stormy weekend!

Written by on March 14, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
NW Europe: Stormy gives way to settled but not before a potentially snowy as well as stormy weekend!

It’s been a turbulent time for Northwest Europe with one low after the next sweeping hurricane-force winds and heavy, persistent rains off the Atlantic. The most recent system, Storm Gareth produced Cambeltown (Kintyre) strongest March gust (75 mph) since 1994. Great Dun Fell, Cumbria recorded a gust of 110 mph. The remainder of the week […]

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A stormy next 24 hours for the northern British Isles as Gareth get’s named!

Written by on March 11, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
A stormy next 24 hours for the northern British Isles as Gareth get’s named!

Courtesy of a a bitterly cold air mass sweeping off North America, our beloved Atlantic jet stream is powering our way and forcing the rapid deepening of our next winter storm which arrives this evening. Storm Gareth has been named by the Met Office for the likely disruption from wind, rain and high level snow. […]

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Parade of ‘cold lows’ target UK and could bring significant snow for some, perhaps many!

Written by on March 6, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Parade of ‘cold lows’ target UK and could bring significant snow for some, perhaps many!

After the record warm, settled weather to close February, it’s back to business as usual for early March. A re-energised Atlantic jet stream is blowing off a bitterly cold North America and so a parade of cold lows will bombard the UK over the coming days. Massive cold pool pushing out over a warm Atlantic […]

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Record Warm February Recap & Europe March 2019 Outlook

Written by on February 27, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Record Warm February Recap & Europe March 2019 Outlook

February 2019 will go down as my biggest monthly bust since first issuance of them back in February 2014 and one of the biggest 2nd half to winter busts since 2009. What was expected to be a very cold and snowy month has likely turned out to be one of the warmest on record for […]

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Scotland beats 1897 February record with 18.3C today nearly year after ‘Beast from the east’

Written by on February 21, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Scotland beats 1897 February record with 18.3C today nearly year after ‘Beast from the east’

The year was 1897 and 17.9C was the number. With the aid of a strengthening February sun and strong Europe high vs deep Atlantic low and warm, dry southwest winds blowing straight from the Canaries, Scotland made history today. The setup was perfect. While atmospheric conditions were just right, the icing on the cake was […]

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Africa-origin sun, warmth & foehn effect provides UK’s warmest Valentine’s Day in 21 years

Written by on February 17, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Africa-origin sun, warmth & foehn effect provides UK’s warmest Valentine’s Day in 21 years

Yep, it’s pretty much the opposite of what I had for this month. Widespread sunshine and southwest winds have propelled the temperature 6-12C above normal over the UK. The below visible satellite looks like a capture from back last summer with clear skies and turquoise blue waters. Sunny skies actually remained unbroken from Africa to […]

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The UK winter that never arrived! Current pattern eerily similar to 13 February 1998

Written by on February 13, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
The UK winter that never arrived! Current pattern eerily similar to 13 February 1998

I will admit when wrong and unfortunately my nagging fear from the beginning came true. In my winter forecast I showed the potential for major snow and cold during the 2nd half of winter. I also stated the concerns despite a seemingly ideal global pattern. Yes it did turn colder and snowier mid January on, […]

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