WSI Europe: A Generally Warm, Dry Spring Expected

Lack of Notable Cold as Mild Atlantic High Pressure in Control

Andover, MA, 23 February 2015 — WSI (Weather Services International) expects generally above-normal temperatures for the March-May period, especially across northern and eastern sections of Europe. Near or slightly below-normal temperatures will be confined to parts of western Europe, including the UK. A dry spring is also expected in most locations, with the exception of parts of northern and central Scandinavia and southeastern Europe.

According to WSI Chief Meteorologist Dr. Todd Crawford, “While early February has been characterized by colder-than-normal temperatures across western Europe, a sustained cold pattern just has not been able to take hold this winter, for a second year in a row. This unusually stable pattern is expected to persist into spring, as mild Atlantic high pressure dominates the weather with mild and dry conditions across most areas. If the spring is as dry as many of the models suggest, it may indicate increased odds of a hotter summer across some areas.”

In March, WSI forecasts:
Nordic Region – Warmer than normal
UK – Slightly colder than normal
Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal east
Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal

In April, WSI forecasts:
Nordic Region – Warmer than normal
UK – Slightly cooler than normal
Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal
Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal

In May, WSI forecasts:
Nordic Region – Warmer than normal
UK – Slightly cooler than normal
Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal
Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal

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Weather Services International
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