Tag Archives: Europe

What’s happening to the weather around the globe?

Europe (not including the UK) Heavy rain and thunderstorms continue to affect parts of the northern Mediterranean today. Southern France and northwest Italy could see another 50-150mm of rain, following on from similar amounts yesterday (Thursday). “Red” warnings for heavy … Continue reading

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Global Weather this week – updated 7 June 2016

We might be seeing some heavy showers and thunderstorms here in the UK today, but the weather in other parts of the world is much more volatile with storms, floods and heatwaves. North America In North America Tropical Storm Colin … Continue reading

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Unsettled weather for Europe and further afield

A warm plume of air has extended north from Africa into continental Europe, and is the focus for some potentially severe thunderstorms this weekend. The risk will transfer east from France on Saturday to Germany and the Alps on Sunday … Continue reading

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World weather this week

Here’s a quick snapshot of interesting or unusual weather around the world this week: Middle East Over parts of the United Arab Emirates and Oman heavy rain and thunderstorms were reported last night and are expected to continue over the … Continue reading

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World weather this week

Southern USA After making landfall on Saturday 23 October as a category 5 hurricane, Hurricane Patricia weakened rapidly as it moved over the mountains of Mexico. Hurricane Patricia became the deepest hurricane on record with minimum central pressure of 879hPa, … Continue reading

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Do swans herald snow for the UK?

There has been some speculation that the UK may be in for a cold winter after the arrival of a migrating Bewick’s swan from Russia. The swan arrived at the WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire on Sunday 11 October, … Continue reading

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Possible record heat in Spain, while heavy rain and snow affect the Alps

Parts of Spain, Portugal and southern France are experiencing unusually high temperatures at the moment. On Tuesday, Seville recorded 38C, and today will be another very hot day for the time of year, with temperatures widely expected to reach the … Continue reading

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What is the ‘European Monsoon’?

The so-called ‘European Monsoon’ is not actually a monsoon at all. It is more an ill-defined phenomenon that generally applies to a return of westerly winds in June and July following a possible weakening in the late spring of the … Continue reading

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What’s bringing the cold weather to Europe and the UK?

The current cold weather across Europe is in sharp contrast to the mild, wet and windy conditions across much of Europe through December and January. The cause of the cold conditions is the development of a large ‘blocking’ anticyclone over … Continue reading

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