WSI European Summer Forecast: Cool Weather Expected for UK, Scandinavia, Much Warmer Southern Mainland

Quick Transition to La Nina to Keep Heat Away Again


Andover, MA, May 24, 2010 — WSI (Weather Services International) expects temperatures for the approaching period (June-August) to average lower than normal across Scandinavia, the UK, and the extreme northern mainland, with above-normal temperatures across the rest of the mainland. Southeastern Europe is the most likely region to see significant and prolonged heat this summer.

“The recent historic persistence of the negative phase of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) shows no signs of abating, and this, along with the very quick transition to La Nina conditions and relatively cool local ocean temperatures, suggests another cool summer for the UK and parts of northern Europe,” said WSI Chief Meteorologist, Dr. Todd Crawford. “Warmer weather, relative to normal, will be confined to southern European locations this summer.”

In June, WSI predicts regional temperature anomalies as follows:

 
Scandinavia – Warmer than normal, except more populated southern sections
UK – Cooler than normal
Northern Mainland – Cooler than normal
Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal

In July, WSI sees the monthly breakdown as:

 
Scandinavia – Cooler than normal
UK – Cooler than normal
Northern Mainland – Cooler than normal
Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal

In August, WSI forecasts:

 
Scandinavia – Cooler than normal
UK – Warmer than normal
Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal, except Poland/Germany
Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal

WSI, providing customized weather information to energy traders, will issue its next seasonal outlook (for the July-September and August-October periods) on 21 June.

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