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April 20, 2015

WSI Europe: April Pattern to Persist into May

Summer to be Cool/Wet Across Western and Southern Europe

Andover, MA, 20 April 2015 — WSI (Weather Services International) expects below-normal temperatures in the UK and western Europe for the May-July period, with above-normal temperatures continuing across Scandinavia and eastern Europe.  A wet and windy period is expected across western Europe as well, with dry and calmer conditions setting up across eastern Europe, western Russia, and Scandinavia.

According to WSI Chief Meteorologist Dr. Todd Crawford,  “We have had a bit of a pattern change in April relative to previous months.  The semi-permanent low pressure in western Europe has been replaced by mild high pressure, while the northerly winds to the east of the high pressure has resulted in a relatively cool month across parts of eastern and southeastern Europe.  The latest data suggests this pattern will rule the day again in May.  However, as we head into summer, we continue to expect the pattern to reverse again with a generally cool and wet summer expected across parts of western/southern Europe.  Meanwhile, a warm and dry summer is expected across Scandinavia, eastern/southeastern Europe, and western Russia.”

In May, WSI forecasts:

Nordic Region*  – Warmer than normal

UK*  – Cooler than normal

Northern Mainland* – Cooler than normal west, warmer east

Southern Mainland* – Cooler than normal, except Iberia

In June, WSI forecasts:

Nordic Region – Warmer than normal

UK – Cooler than normal

Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal east, cooler west

Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal east, cooler west

In July, WSI forecasts:

Nordic Region – Warmer than normal

UK– Cooler than normal

Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal east, cooler than normal west

Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal east, cooler than normal west

WSI provides customized weather information to global commodity traders via its industry-leading WSI Trader Web site.  WSI will issue its next seasonal outlook, including a first look at summer, on 25 May. Join WSI and Bloomberg for a joint presentation of the summer outlook prior to the formal release date on 14 May at the Park House in London.

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