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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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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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