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SUMMER SO FAR & Europe August 2021 Outlook

Written by on July 29, 2021 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
SUMMER SO FAR & Europe August 2021 Outlook

For Northwest Europe (Ireland, UK, France, Low Countries), it’s been a summer of mixed fortunes with spells of wet, dry, cool and warm with of course the relatively long lived warm to hot spell which during mid July. An unusual back to back flash flood event struck London ahead and after a pretty average 7-day […]

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Northern Ireland (Provisionally) Set’s New All-Time Heat Record

Written by on July 19, 2021 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Northern Ireland (Provisionally) Set’s New All-Time Heat Record

Located along the shores of Strangford Lough and near Newtonards, Co Down, Ballywatticock is a name few had ever heard of. Well up until Saturday when at approx 3.40pm became the most famous place in Northern Ireland when news broke that a met office site in the tiny township reported a (provisional) temperature of 31.2C. […]

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Europe July 2021 Outlook

Written by on July 2, 2021 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Europe July 2021 Outlook

June 2021 will go down as a warm month across Europe but not without it’s twists and turns. A pattern dominated largely by high pressure but with southerly positioned cut of lows which made for a very wet June over central and northern France and southern Britain. ‘Mirror image’ Omega blocking pattern creates extreme weather […]

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UK Observes Coldest June Night In 9 Years After Summer Solstice Is Colder Than Winter!

Written by on June 23, 2021 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
UK Observes Coldest June Night In 9 Years After Summer Solstice Is Colder Than Winter!

Despite three failed attempts at 30C and a well above average month, it’s also been a rather disappointing June, particularly so for southern counties of England. Rainfall has been near double the June average across the south while Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland has been pretty dry and well below average. Monday was of […]

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Will June Balance Out As Warm 1st Half Is Replaced By Cool, Unsettled 2nd Half?

Written by on June 16, 2021 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Will June Balance Out As Warm 1st Half Is Replaced By Cool, Unsettled 2nd Half?

As shown in recent videos, the MJO is becoming more amplified once again and may provide more of a mid-latitude influence. As can be seen in the latest GFS ensemble model, the MJO wave is rotating back through the same cool phases which brought our cold April and May and as expected, the models show […]

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UK Set’s Sights On First 30C for 13th June

Written by on June 13, 2021 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
UK Set’s Sights On First 30C for 13th June

Every day of meteorological summer has seen at least somewhere within the UK reach 30C, that’s except for 13th June, just a single day. As a lobe of very warm air lift north aboard a building ridge, this afternoon provides an opportunity for UK weather history to be made if we see somewhere crack 30C. […]

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Scotland Receives Latest 20C In 38 Years!

Written by on May 21, 2021 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Scotland Receives Latest 20C In 38 Years!

We all know it’s been a cold spring with extremes of dry and wet and today breaks yet another impressive cold record. This time, a national record. So far this year, Scotland’s warmest temperature stands at a measly 19.5C recorded at Achnagart, Highland. As of May 21st, Scotland has surpassed the barrier for latest date […]

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Europe June 2021 Outlook (Spring 2021 Recap)

Written by on May 18, 2021 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Europe June 2021 Outlook (Spring 2021 Recap)

As is often the case with prolonged ‘stuck patterns’ featuring high latitude blocking, we can flip from one extreme to the other and that’s certainly been the case in terms of rainfall between April and May. As for temperature, well it’s been pretty much continuously below average since the end of March. Since the UK […]

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Europe Headed For Coldest April-May Period For Years!

Written by on May 11, 2021 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Europe Headed For Coldest April-May Period For Years!

We’re approaching May’s point in 5 days and we’re seeing mean average temperatures solidly 2-4C below normal. Europe 2m temperature anomaly for May 2021 through the first 9 days. Although we’ve seen a wave of (record) warmth spread north and east across Europe over recent days, this is a brief event as can be seen […]

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UK To Limp Beyond 20.7C For 1st Time in 5 WEEKS But Cool, Showery Theme Resumes TOMORROW!

Written by on May 9, 2021 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
UK To Limp Beyond 20.7C For 1st Time in 5 WEEKS But Cool, Showery Theme Resumes TOMORROW!

You know it’s been cold when on May 9th your talking about Britain’s first 21C in 5 weeks. An unusually deep low held off SW Ireland thanks to strong ridging over Europe is acting as a bit of a heat pump, driving the warmest air since March, if not the year up through Spain, France, […]

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