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European October 2018 Outlook (Inc video)

Written by on September 23, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
European October 2018 Outlook (Inc video)

So far, it’s been mixed with a stormy mid month for northwest Europe but it would appear we wave goodbye to September and greet October on a much quieter note. In just the last 7 days, it’s like we’ve went from late August with 26C to October with 115 mph wind and now early November […]

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Back To Back Storms Ali and Bronagh hit UK/Ireland in wild September spell, HP settles things down next week!

Written by on September 21, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Back To Back Storms Ali and Bronagh hit UK/Ireland in wild September spell, HP settles things down next week!

It’s turning out to be quite the stormy September with one deepening low after the next lining up to strike the UK. It’s like the atmosphere is playing catch up after the unusually lengthy spell of quiet during the summer. The flip in the skipping rope goes down to the uptick in global tropical activity […]

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AMBER wind warning issued as 1st UK storm (Ali) crosses Northern Ireland, Scotland tomorrow!

Written by on September 18, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
AMBER wind warning issued as 1st UK storm (Ali) crosses Northern Ireland, Scotland tomorrow!

With a busy tropics globally of late, we have seen a lot of warm, humid air lift north thus powering an unusually strong 175 mph Atlantic jet stream. This is throwing one ‘autumnal low’ after the other across the UK. Hot on the heels of Ex Hurricane Helene, the UK, particularly Northern Ireland and southern/central […]

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Ex Hurricane Helene Brings Heavy Rain To W Scotland, Gusty Winds To Eng/Wales But Deeper Low Hits Wednesday!

Written by on September 17, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Ex Hurricane Helene Brings Heavy Rain To W Scotland, Gusty Winds To Eng/Wales But Deeper Low Hits Wednesday!

It’s been on the charts for several days and now we’re under Helene’s wind and rain this evening. Nothing unusual about this but sure is bringing a wet night here in Oban with local flooding a given. Latest radar shows that I’m under the shield of heaviest rains from Helene. Surface/precip chart for tonight. While […]

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While Florence Heads For US, Helene May Be Headed For UK

Written by on September 12, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
While Florence Heads For US, Helene May Be Headed For UK

No we won’t see a hurricane but if current projections are in any way right, our weather could be reshaped by the northward presence of tropical energy. Tropical systems can do one of two things or both for Europe, 1) make a direct impact bringing wind and rain from it’s former tropical self or 2) […]

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Blame A Busy Tropics For The Stronger Jet Stream & Unsettled Northwest Europe!

Written by on September 10, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Blame A Busy Tropics For The Stronger Jet Stream & Unsettled Northwest Europe!

Up until the beginning of last week, September was looking largely high pressure dominated but with a sharp increase in global cyclone activity, the prospects shifted quite abruptly. This pattern shift is in contrast to the remarkably persistent ridging and settled weather of June and July. The tropical Pacific has been playing a key role […]

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2018 Joins 1976, 2003 and 2006 for Hottest UK Summer On Record!

Written by on September 5, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
2018 Joins 1976, 2003 and 2006 for Hottest UK Summer On Record!

The below article is from the Met Office. 31 August 2018 Update: Having further assessed the temperature data for the UK as a whole for summer 2018 the figures are so close that we are declaring it as the joint hottest on record together with 2006, 2003 and 1976. The margin between the mean temperatures […]

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SCOT: Lossiemouth enjoys 26C just two days after Braemar shivered at -1.3C

Written by on September 3, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
SCOT: Lossiemouth enjoys 26C just two days after Braemar shivered at -1.3C

Just two days after Braemar dipped to an overnight low of -1.3C on the morning of August 31, just two afternoon’s later and Lossiemouth warmed to 26C. Braemar’s low was the lowest UK value since May and of all the summer but with the aid of an approaching front driving warm SSW winds over the […]

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Braemar dips to -1.6C making final morning of summer the coldest!

Written by on August 31, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Braemar dips to -1.6C making final morning of summer the coldest!

2018 and 2006 is so close that it’s all down to today, meteorological summer’s final day to determine whether this year is warmest on record or whether the 2006 record remains. However, it was anything but warm in the Highlands this morning and even right the way down to East Anglia where a ground frost […]

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Warm to hot open to September for UK as Scandinavian high returns?

Written by on August 28, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Warm to hot open to September for UK as Scandinavian high returns?

After a slap in the face of reality over the last 10 days or so there is growing confidence that yet another stretch of dry, sunny and increasingly warm to even hot weather may return to the UK as well as western Europe starting this weekend. The models are in pretty good agreement that high […]

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