Weather Services International: UK and Western Europe Not Quite as Gloomy in August

Warm/Dry Weather to Continue Across Much of Eastern Europe

Andover, MA, July 23, 2012 — WSI (Weather Services International) expects temperatures for the upcoming period (August-October) to average slightly higher than normal across most regions, with the exception of France and Iberia.

“While the weather has finally turned warmer and brighter across the UK and western Europe, this may be short-lived as both the medium-range models and historical data suggest that the return of cooler conditions and less favorable weather are likely for August,” said Dr. Todd Crawford, WSI Chief Meteorologist. “However, we do not expect the same degree of persistence of the cool and rainy conditions that we had during the first half of the summer. In fact, we are calling for slightly above-normal temperatures in the UK during August. As we head deeper into autumn, the best climate models and historical analogs are indicating above-normal temperatures across western Europe, with below-normal temperatures developing across the Southeast.”

In August, WSI forecasts:
Nordic Region* – Slightly warmer than normal
UK* – Slightly warmer than normal
Northern Mainland* – Slightly warmer than normal, except France
Southern Mainland* – Warmer than normal, except Iberia

In September, WSI forecasts:
Nordic Region – Warmer than normal
UK – Cooler than normal
Northern Mainland – Cooler than normal, except eastern sections
Southern Mainland – Cooler than normal, except eastern sections

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

WSI, providing customized weather information to energy traders, will issue its next seasonal outlook, including the final official summer forecast, on 20 August.

*To view the map defining WSI’s European regions, click here.

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