July 24, 2017

Seasonal Outlook: The Weather Company Expects European Mainland Warmth to Continue into Autumn

Unusually Persistent Pattern to Continue

Andover, MA, 24 July 2017 — For the aggregate August-October period, The Weather Company, an IBM Business, is forecasting above-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation across mainland Europe, with below-normal temperatures limited to the eastern half of Scandinavia and much of NW Russia.

“The persistence of the weather pattern since April has been rather amazing,” said Dr. Todd Crawford, chief meteorologist with The Weather Company. “The above-normal temperatures over most of the mainland will likely continue through August into early autumn, with below-normal temperatures continuing across Scandinavia into NW Russia. The significant North Atlantic blocking, which has been a near-annual occurrence over the past decade, does not appear as if it will materialize this summer, at least to any significant degree or persistence. We have no strong reason to fight the persistent pattern, although as we head into the heart of the North Atlantic tropical season, recurving tropical cyclones always have the potential to significantly disrupt previously stable patterns.”

For the August-October 2017 period, The Weather Company is forecasting the following temperatures:


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


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


  • Nordic region – Warmer than normal
  • U.K. – Warmer than normal
  • Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal west, cooler than normal east
  • Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal west, cooler 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 22 August.


The Weather Company, an IBM Business

The Weather Company helps people make informed decisions and take action in the face of weather. The company offers the most accurate forecasts globally with personalized and actionable weather data and insights to millions of consumers, as well as thousands of marketers and businesses via Weather’s API, its business solutions division (, and its own digital products from The Weather Channel ( and Weather Underground (

The company delivers around 25 billion forecasts daily. Its products include the world’s most downloaded weather app, a network of 250,000 personal weather stations, a top-20 U.S. website, one of the world’s largest IoT data platforms, and industry-leading business solutions. Weather Means Business™. The world’s biggest brands in aviation, energy, insurance, media, and government rely on The Weather Company for data, technology platforms and services to help improve decision-making and respond to weather’s impact on business. For more, visit


Media Contacts: Lea Armstrong, The Weather Company,