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Europe June 2018 Outlook (Inc Video)

Written by on May 23, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Europe June 2018 Outlook (Inc Video)

May has played out according to plan with an unsettled first half but much more settled and drier second half. The core of warmth this month has been centred over the very areas which endured the worst cold back in March (Scandinavia) while the long term cooler, wetter trend continues across Iberia. Over the past […]

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COOL, DRY HIGH PRESSURE: Frosty Morning’s, Warm Afternoon’s

Written by on May 17, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
COOL, DRY HIGH PRESSURE: Frosty Morning’s, Warm Afternoon’s

Frosty morning’s even in May? It’s actually common away from urban areas when cooler, drier ‘northerly’ highs are overhead. Average No of days with frost in May. As the sun goes down in the evening the radiational cooling process kicks in fast. But once the sun returns, the dry air, wind free air rapidly heats, […]

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EUROPE: CFSv2 continues to drive 2013 summer solution

Written by on May 15, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
EUROPE: CFSv2 continues to drive 2013 summer solution

Since this morning’s video the CFSv2 monthlies have updated but the long term solution remains the same. A nice blocking high anchored across Northern Europe with lower heights from Iberia across the Med. This supports a warmer, drier summer overall for Ireland, UK and Scandinavia, cooler and wetter across southern France, Iberia and Med. This […]

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The Wild Swing Between Coldest To Warmest In History Continues For UK This Spring

Written by on May 9, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
The Wild Swing Between Coldest To Warmest In History Continues For UK This Spring

Spring 2018 will go down as one of the most up and down and extreme that I can remember. Let’s start from the beginning, March hosted not one but two ‘beast from the easts’. On the 1st of the month many towns and cities observed their coldest March day on record from Shetland to Somerset. […]

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Mapping Earth’s 9 Billion Lightning Strikes In The Last 5 Years

Mapping Earth’s 9 Billion Lightning Strikes In The Last 5 Years

Check out this amazing map below displaying the nearly 9 billion lightning strikes which have hit earth in the last 5 years. The map clearly shows where our lightning hot spots are around the world and where there’s least. Vaisala, a Finland-based maker of weather- and environmental-monitoring equipment, detected 8.76 billion lightning strikes from 2013 […]

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APRIL 2018: A Remarkable Contrast Of Extremes Either Side of The Atlantic

APRIL 2018: A Remarkable Contrast Of Extremes Either Side of The Atlantic

While April 2018 was one of the coldest on record for the United States and quite possibly North America as a whole… in the starkest of contrasts, on the other side of the pond, it wasn’t just the warmest April on record for many central countries including Germany but it was the continent’s warmest on […]

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Much of Northern/Central Europe Most of UK Looking Dry, Settled Throughout May

Written by on May 5, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Much of Northern/Central Europe Most of UK Looking Dry, Settled Throughout May

Most bank holiday weekend’s are associated with dull, dreary, cool and wet but not this early May bank holiday. It’s looking unlikely to be a blip too thanks to a near record strong positive NAO which is deepening an Atlantic trough but powerful downstream Europe ridge. Not only does this weekend and upcoming 7 days […]

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EUROPE SUMMER 2018: Warmer, Drier Scotland, N Ireland, Cooler, Wetter France, Spain

Written by on May 1, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
EUROPE SUMMER 2018: Warmer, Drier Scotland, N Ireland, Cooler, Wetter France, Spain

Welcome to my 8th annual summer forecast for Europe. As always, there are several global, regional and local factors which have been taken into consideration when putting together this forecast including the type of winter we’ve just observed. Neutral to slight positive ENSO (El Nino Southern Oscillation) We currently have a slight negative but neutral […]

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Potentially Record Cool SE UK, France Spain, Record Warm SE Europe To End April

Written by on April 29, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Potentially Record Cool SE UK, France Spain, Record Warm SE Europe To End April

We’ve a highly amplified pattern to end April over Europe with deep trough drilling south supporting snow in Spain while a downstream upper ridge is pumping summer heat into Italy, Balkans, Greece and Turkey. Two new national records have been set in the Balkans. The pool of unusual cool with deep surface low tracking north […]

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Unseasonably Stormy, Cool End to April For ESE England, Belgium, Netherlands

Written by on April 27, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Unseasonably Stormy, Cool End to April For ESE England, Belgium, Netherlands

We’ve not one but two pretty deep lows by late April standards set to attack southern England, the first at the beginning of the weekend and the second, deeper system at the end of it. The first is bringing wet and windy conditions into southern England and Wales later today/tonight. The late weekend/Monday system is […]

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