Weather Services International Expects Warm Late Summer for European Mainland and for Scandinavia during the Autumn

Recent Warm, Dry Weather to Continue into August


Andover, MA, July 19, 2010 — WSI (Weather Services International) expects temperatures for the approaching period (August-October) to average warmer than normal across all of Europe, especially in the eastern mainland.

“We expect the recent warm, dry weather across the eastern and southern mainland to continue into August, while the UK and Scandinavian temperatures run slightly above to slightly below normal. By September, the mainland heat will abate a bit, while Scandinavia experiences increasingly warmer temperatures, relative to normal. By October, the combination of a very warm Atlantic Ocean and an emerging La Nina event in the tropical Pacific will result in very mild conditions across Scandinavia and the eastern mainland, with below-normal temperatures confined to Iberia,” said WSI Chief Meteorologist, Dr. Todd Crawford.

In August, WSI predicts regional temperature anomalies as follows:

Scandinavia – Cooler than normal
UK – Warmer than normal
Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal
Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal

In September, WSI sees the monthly breakdown as:

Scandinavia – Warmer than normal
UK – Warmer than normal
Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal
Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal, except for Southeast

In October, WSI forecasts:

Scandinavia – Warmer than normal
UK – Warmer than normal
Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal
Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal, except for Iberia

WSI, providing customized weather information to energy traders, will issue its next seasonal outlook for the September-November period on 23 August.

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