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March 17, 2017

European Seasonal Outlook: The Weather Company Expects Warm Spring For Most European Locations, Especially In The East

Early Look at Summer Suggests Heat and Dryness to be Focused in Southeastern Europe

Andover, MA, 20 March 2017 — For the aggregate April-June period, The Weather Company, an IBM Business, is forecasting above-normal temperatures across most European locations, with the warmth especially notable across the eastern half of Europe.  Temperatures in western Europe are expected to be near, but slightly above, normal.

“We’ve seen a pattern reversal in March, with the persistent high pressure across western Europe being replaced by lower pressures, and widespread above-normal temperatures being the rule across the continent,” said Dr. Todd Crawford, chief meteorologist with The Weather Company. “There is some concern that the winter pattern will re-emerge in April, with high pressure setting back up across higher latitudes.  That would allow below-normal temperatures to return to portions of southern Europe.  Otherwise, we expect spring to be fairly warm across northern Europe, as we’ve seen each of the last three years.  For summer, historically-low Arctic sea ice values should help to drive North Atlantic blocking again, as we’ve seen during most summers in the last decade. This would limit temperatures across western Europe and would favor more significant heat/dryness across eastern Europe.”

For the April-June 2017 period, The Weather Company is forecasting the following conditions:

April

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

May

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

June

  • Nordic region – Warmer than normal, except far east
  • U.K. – Warmer than normal
  • Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal
  • Southern Mainland – Warmer 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 26 April.