WSI: Warm, Dry Summer Expected Across Northern Europe

Parts of Southern Europe to Have Cooler, Wetter, Windier Summer

Andover, MA, 20 May 2014 — WSI (Weather Services International) expects widespread above-normal temperatures across Scandinavia, most of mainland Europe and the UK for the June-August period, with below-normal temperatures confined to southwestern France and Iberia, and parts of UK and Ireland.

According to WSI Meteorologist Dr. Todd Crawford: “Most of our dynamical and statistical models are now in agreement that a warm summer is in store for northern and eastern Europe, with below-normal temperatures confined to the Southwest. Further, northern Europe will likely experience higher-than-normal solar output, along with lower-than-normal wind and rainfall. Conversely, southern Europe will likely have reduced solar output, but enhanced wind and rainfall relative to normal.”

In June, WSI forecasts:
Nordic Region – Warmer than normal
UK – Warmer than normal
Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal
Southern Mainland – Cooler than normal Iberia and parts of southern France, warmer than normal elsewhere

In July, WSI forecasts:
Nordic Region – Warmer than normal
UK – Warmer than normal
Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal
Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal, with exception of Iberia

In August, WSI forecasts:
Nordic Region – Warmer than normal
UK – Warmer than normal
Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal
Southern Mainland – Cooler than normal

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