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Early May Arctic Cold Shot on the way for UK!

Written by on April 30, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Early May Arctic Cold Shot on the way for UK!

Lot’s of talk about an impending heat wave coming up for the UK. As a matter of fact it’s turning cooler towards the weekend as an air mass of arctic origin dives south via a cold front. The model at 850mb shows the air that’s north of Scandinavia sweeping south. Convective snow showers could well […]

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Europe May 2019 Outlook

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

The month opened cold in the west and warm in the east across the continent but into April’s second week and the persistent Scandinavian block built south flipping the temperature pendulum the other way. This high has been the driver to April, both giving and taking. How strong is the current blocking high over Finland? […]

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UK nations enjoy record warm Easter weekend, Edinburgh breaks April heat record!

Written by on April 23, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
UK nations enjoy record warm Easter weekend, Edinburgh breaks April heat record!

Thanks to an unusually persistent area high pressure, rainfall has been considerably below normal this April and in turn has led to a spell of unusual April warmth. The dominant Scandinavian high initially brought a taste of late winter some 7-10 days ago but during the past week, many parts of the British Isles as […]

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UK Easter Weekend 2019

Written by on April 19, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
UK Easter Weekend 2019

What a difference a matter of days can make in mid April… The same Scandinavian high which produced a winter-like chill right across the UK and Ireland last weekend is now bringing a taste of early summer and a toasty Easter weekend for much of the UK. The warmth should peak Easter Saturday but Good […]

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Europe feeling like February this weekend but May by Easter weekend!

Written by on April 14, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Europe feeling like February this weekend but May by Easter weekend!

Cold easterlies blowing straight out of Scandinavia made much of the UK and Western Europe feel more like late February this weekend with many failing to see 10C and wind chills stuck in low single figures. Today’s surface pattern shows how our air originated in Russia. Here were today’s highs across Europe. Most were well […]

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Nippy North Sea winds to have added Scandinavian nip in coming days

Written by on April 9, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Nippy North Sea winds to have added Scandinavian nip in coming days

You’d expect days to warm as we approach mid-April, especially with a sun strength of early September but sometimes, winter doesn’t doesn’t want to let go. Remember the weird and wacky ups and down of last April with cold and snowy open followed by record warmth later in the month? Since the end of last […]

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Mild February and March’s are often followed by a cold/snowy spell in April

Written by on March 31, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Mild February and March’s are often followed by a cold/snowy spell in April

Without fail, if you get a mild February and or March, you haven’t seen the back of winter as it usually makes a comeback in April. February anomaly March anomaly First 10 days of April. Iberia looks particularly chilly in the 6-10 while chill eases over the UK. The 19C observed in both Sheffield and […]

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BBC: Soggy Ben Nevis can be remarkably dry

Written by on March 28, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
BBC: Soggy Ben Nevis can be remarkably dry

By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent Ben Nevis – the highest mountain in Britain – occasionally experiences periods at its summit when the air is bone dry. The revelation that this notoriously wet peak should have times of near-zero humidity comes from the analysis of a newly recovered, unique data-set. Weather observations were made around […]

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UK: March ends mild but April shall open chilly!

Written by on March 26, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
UK: March ends mild but April shall open chilly!

It’s a nice mild final 5 days to March but the switch it’s flicked and the first 5 days to April is rather chilly thanks to the breakdown and shift of high pressure! Next 5 days Following 5! Note the flip in temperature anomaly. Even the 11-15 day remains on the cool side of average […]

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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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