WSI: Below-Normal Autumn Temperatures Confined to UK and Parts of Norway

General Pattern of Near to Below-Normal Temperatures in Western Europe and Warmth in the East Expected

Andover, Mass. (21 August 2013) — Weather Services International (WSI) expects temperatures for the upcoming period (September-November) to average lower than normal across much of UK and southern Norway, with above-normal temperatures elsewhere, especially far eastern Europe and western Russia.

“This summer has been much warmer than the previous five across much of the region, especially western Europe, where cool and gloomy conditions had been the norm. However, as we head into autumn there is good agreement between our climate and statistical models that the pattern observed during late spring and early summer will return, that is, normal to slightly below-normal temperatures in western sections and above-normal temperatures across the East. Our models suggest that October will be the warmest of the autumn months, relative to normal. A very early look at indicators for the upcoming winter suggest that atmospheric blocking may be favored again this winter, which would favor below-normal temperatures across significant parts of Europe. However, it is still too early to have any reasonable level of confidence in the winter forecast since many of the key drivers don’t reveal themselves until October, which is when our first official winter forecast will be released.” In September, WSI forecasts:

Nordic Region – Cooler than normal southern Sweden/Norway, warmer than normal elsewhere
UK – Cooler than normal
Northern Mainland – Cooler than normal western sections, warmer than normal east
Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal

In October, WSI forecasts:
Nordic Region – Warmer than normal
UK – Warmer than normal, except extreme north
Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal
Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal

In November, WSI forecasts:
Nordic Region – Cooler than normal, except extreme southern Sweden/Finland
UK – Cooler than normal, except extreme southeast
Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal
Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal, except western Iberia

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