WSI Europe: Warmer Weather to Eventually End Northern/Western Sections

Another Mild Month in December Followed by Transition to Colder Temperatures After New Year

Andover, MA, 24 November 2014 — WSI (Weather Services International) expects widespread above-normal temperatures across Europe for the December-February period, with the exception of extreme northern/western sections where late winter cold will be prevalent.

According to WSI Meteorologist Dr. Todd Crawford: “The warm and wet pattern will likely continue across western Europe will into December, as low pressure continues to dominate. Meanwhile, cold high pressure will likely be confined to central Asia, resulting in below-normal temperatures across much of Russia. This persistent pattern will likely relent at some point later in the month, as most signs point to a breakdown of the stratospheric polar vortex during the next month or so. This would sharply increase the odds of colder temperatures after the New Year across northern and western Europe. We continue to expect that cold weather will become more and more frequent as the winter progresses.”

In December, WSI forecasts:
Nordic Region – Warmer than normal west, colder than normal east
UK – Warmer than normal
Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal, except extreme east
Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal, except extreme east

In January, WSI forecasts:
Nordic Region – Warmer than normal
UK – Colder than normal
Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal
Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal

In February, WSI forecasts:
Nordic Region – Colder than normal, except extreme east
UK – Colder than normal
Northern Mainland – Colder than normal west, warmer than normal east
Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal

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