WSI Forecasts a Cold Winter in Northern Mainland, parts of UK, Scandinavia

Coldest Weather in UK Expected after New Year

Andover, MA - November 24, 2009  — WSI expects the upcoming period (December-February) to average cooler than normal in Scandinavia, parts of the UK, and the northern mainland. “The combination of the current El Nino event, abundant Eurasian snow cover, and a favourable pattern of ocean temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean suggest that this winter will be a cold one across much of northern and central Europe, especially after the New Year” said WSI seasonal forecaster Dr. Todd Crawford. “For the UK, we expect total winter energy usage to be somewhere between that of the last two winters.”

In December, WSI predicts regional temperature anomalies as follows:

Scandinavia – Colder than normal
UK – Slightly milder than normal
Northern Mainland – Slightly milder than normal
Southern Mainland – Milder than normal

In January, WSI sees the monthly breakdown as:

Scandinavia – Colder than normal
UK – Slightly milder than normal
Northern Mainland – Slightly milder than normal
Southern Mainland – Milder than normal

In February, WSI forecasts:

Scandinavia – Much Colder than normal
UK – Much Colder than normal
Northern Mainland – Colder than normal
Southern Mainland – Slightly milder than normal

WSI, which provides customised weather information to energy traders, will issue its next seasonal outlook (for the January-April period) on 22 December.

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