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May 21, 2017

Seasonal Outlook: The Weather Company Expects Heat/Dryness Expected Across Southeastern Europe this Summer

Latest Consensus Suggests Scandinavia Will Be Focus of Coolest Weather

Andover, MA, 22 May 2017 — For the aggregate June-August period, The Weather Company, an IBM Business, is forecasting above-normal temperatures across most of mainland Europe into western Russia, with below-normal temperatures expected most of Scandinavia and the northern half of the U.K. The warmth is expected to be especially notable across southeastern Europe.

“The big North Atlantic atmospheric blocking in May has been the talk of the markets lately,” said Dr. Todd Crawford, chief meteorologist with The Weather Company. “It is still our belief that Arctic sea ice deficits will continue to drive summer blocking this year. The latest evidence strongly suggests that the coolest summer weather, relative to normal, may be focused more across Scandinavia than across northwestern Europe, with the biggest risk for extreme summer heat and dryness focused across southeastern Europe.”

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

June

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

July

  • Nordic region – Cooler than normal, except Finland
  • U.K. – Cooler than normal north, warmer than normal south
  • Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal
  • Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal

August

  • Nordic region – Cooler than normal
  • U.K. – Cooler than normal
  • Northern Mainland – Cooler than normal west, warmer than normal east
  • Southern Mainland – Cooler than normal west, warmer than normal east

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 19 June 2017.

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Media Contacts: Lea Armstrong, The Weather Company, lea.armstrong@weather.com