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February 17, 2017

Seasonal Outlook: The Weather Company Expects a Pattern Reversal in March for Europe

Eastern Europe to Warm Up, While Western Europe Becomes Cooler/Wetter

Andover, MA, 21 February 2017 — For the aggregate March-May period, The Weather Company, an IBM Business, is forecasting above-normal temperatures across most of Europe and western Russia, with the exception of Iberia and parts of the U.K. The relative warmth will be most anomalous across eastern Europe, the eastern half of Scandinavia, and northwestern Russia.

“The last three months have been characterized by anomalous high pressure across northwestern Europe, which has resulted in a mild and dry winter there, while the Southeast has seen colder and wetter conditions associated with northeasterly flow,” said Dr. Todd Crawford, chief meteorologist with The Weather Company.  “As we head into spring, we expect that pattern to change, with lower pressure becoming dominant across western Europe and milder Atlantic high pressure across the South and East. We expect a spring pattern to that seen the previous three years, with wetter-than-normal conditions setting up across western Europe and mild, dry weather becoming the norm across the Southeast."

For the March-May 2017 time period, The Weather Company is forecasting the following conditions:

March

  • Nordic region – Warmer than normal, except coastal Norway
  • U.K. – Slightly cooler than normal
  • Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal
  • Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal east

 

April

  • Nordic region – Warmer than normal
  • U.K. – Slightly cooler than normal
  • Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal east
  • Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal, except Iberia

 

May

  • Nordic region – Warmer than normal
  • U.K. – Warmer than normal
  • Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal
  • Southern Mainland – Cooler than normal


The Weather Company provides customized weather information to global commodity traders via its industry-leading WSI Trader Web site. The Weather Company will issue its next seasonal outlook on 20 March