WSI Europe: Winter Weather Will Wait

More Warm and Wet Weather this Autumn, Increasing Chances of Colder Weather After New Year


Andover, MA, 20 October 2014 — WSI (Weather Services International) expects widespread above-normal temperatures across Europe for the November-January period, especially northern and eastern sections, with below-normal temperatures confined to parts of Iberia.

According to WSI Meteorologist Dr. Todd Crawford: “The bulk of evidence currently suggests that the rest of autumn will be generally warm and wet across northern Europe, similar to the pattern observed for much of last winter. However, fundamental changes to ocean temperature patterns across the North Pacific and North Atlantic since last year are now strongly suggestive that the last half of winter will be much colder than the first half. While the exact timing of the pattern change is clearly impossible to predict, we suspect that January will be colder than December and that February will be the coldest of the three winter months.”

In November, WSI forecasts:
Nordic Region – Warmer than normal
UK – Warmer than normal
Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal
Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal, except southwestern Iberia

In December, WSI forecasts:
Nordic Region – Warmer than normal
UK – Warmer than normal
Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal
Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal, except Iberia

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

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