After a long period of high pressure conditions and mostly dry weather over the western Europe, the weather pattern over our continent changes at least for a while.


During the period between 20/1 and 25/1/2019, the Azores anticyclone is going to be restricted over its original position (Azores islands). For this reason, at the beginning of this period we should expect an extensive low pressure system over northwest Europe with a short snow episode mostly over Iceland, Scotland and northern England. Cold weather will dominate over central and eastern countries with some mainly light snow in coastal areas of Scandinavia, eastern Europe and northern Balkans. This cold air mass, then, will move south-westwards combined with a deep low pressure system affecting regions of France, Iberia and Italy and Alps with snow in northern regions and rainfalls in southern regions. Heavy snowfalls may occur over Iberian, Moroccan and Algerian mountains. The weather will remain milder in southeastern Europe with southerlies, rainfalls in western and southern coasts and a possibility for African dust transportation.


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There is always a particular interest in the weather around Christmas days as people travel around Europe. Here, we try to analyse the three predominant scenarios.

In the following map, we analyse the possible locations of Azores anticyclone, which will actually affect the movement and redistribution of the cold air masses that are now located in NE Europe. We consider three predominant scenarios, from which the 2nd and the 3rd seem to be more likely to occur. Let’s have a more comprehensive look at them:

Scenario #1
This is the less possible scenario. The Azores anticyclone remains at southern latitudes. The weather remains mild for southern and central Europe, colder with some snow in NE Europe and changeable with rain at times in NW Europe.


Scenario #2
Fairly possible scenario. The Azores anticyclone significantly raises over west Europe allowing colder air masses to move from NE Europe southwestwards. In this case the weather will get calmer and milder through the days in western Europe with cold and fog conditions during the nights. In contrast, in central-eastern Mediterranean Sea, we should expect the formation of cyclonic system(s), which may affect these regions with rainfalls (for southern) and snowfalls (for northern even at lower grounds). If this scenario is confirmed, further cyclonic systems may affect the same regions around new year’s eve. In this specific scenario, the strength of the Azores anticyclone (when it is raised) will play a crucial role for the formation of these cyclonic systems.


Scenario #3
This is a possible scenario as well. The Azores anticyclone raises over central Europe. This will cause the colder air masses from NE Europe to move southeastwards affecting Turkey and Cyprus with snow (northern) and rain (southern). This also means that weather in central Europe and the majority of the Mediterranean Sea will remain dry and mild, colder in the eastern regions. Western Europe may be affected by some Atlantic low pressure systems with rain and windy weather at times and places.


We highlight that the present articles is NOT a forecast, but an analysis of the current forecasting data provided by the online available global weather models.


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Variable weather conditions are expected the next fortnight over Europe. However, it seems that there are two weather scenarios, which are likely to occur.

The next ~5 days, cold weather with possibility for snowfalls is expected in eastern Europe, while rainy and windy conditions may occur in western-northern parts of our continent. Fair weather is expected for the southwestern countries. For the period between 13/12 and 17/12/2018, there are two scenarios which may take place.


Scenario #1

This scenario may take place during the first part of the reference period. According to this scenario, the wide low pressure systems will remain restricted in the Atlantic ocean. Small protrusions of these systems at the south may push the anticyclonic conditions (at the east) to move northwards. In this case the “gate” from Atlantic to Europe will close and the colder air masses over Europe will remain over central and northern parts with snow at times and places mainly in central parts. The cold air mass over central Europe may “touch” the warmer Mediterranean Sea forming small depressions or cyclonic systems which will affect mainly northern and eastern regions of the Mediterranean with snow/rain.


Scenario #2

This scenario may take place during the second part of the reference period following the first scenario. However, if the Atlantic low pressure systems remain at the north, then the first scenario cannot occur. According to this scenario, Atlantic lows will penetrate western and central Europe pushing the anticyclonic conditions eastwards. The weather in western/central Europe will turn into rainy and windy patterns. Small scale depressions may affect eastern/south-eastern Europe. The northern places will be affected with snowfalls at times, while at southern regions west stream will dominate with rainy weather at west windward places.


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Winter has come in northern US and Canada. In the present article we present six videos that summarise the wintry conditions in these regions during the last week.


During the last week, winter has come in the northern corner of America with snowfalls and cold temperatures. This is not that awkward for this period of the year. This situation is linked with the fairly mild weather in Europe. As winter in Europe is still wanted, let’s have a look at the following videos in order to get into wintry mood:


Ontario, Canada – 29/10/2018


Denver, Colorado, 30/10/2018


Trinidad, Colorado –  31/10/2018


Montreal, Quebec – 3/11/2018


Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnel, Colorado –  3/11/2018


North Wisconsin – 4/11/2018

europe november weather

The weather over Europe is expected to be fairly mild for most of the regions. However, at northwest conditions may be quite unsettled. See the comprehensive analysis for 1-10/11/2018 below.

In eastern Europe (including southern Balkans) the weather is going to be mild and dry with temperatures much above the average. The possibility for any rainfalls is insignificant. It is highly likely that foggy mornings will come up in central and northern regions of eastern Europe, but mainly around Black Sea.

In the northwest Europe, low pressure systems will be developed affecting these regions with rainy and windy weather at times, but with around average temperatures for this season. Snowfalls may occur over higher grounds in Scotland, Iceland and Scandinavia.

Finally, in Iberia, parts of France, Germany and southern Scandinavia the weather may be unsettled with rainy and brighter spells and temperature around the average.

There is a trend that the circulation over Europe will change around the middle of November, but there is no high confidence for this. We will inform you for any significant changes about the weather in our continent.

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europe november weather


Early snow has been observed in NE England, Norway, Austria and Russia today (27/10/2018) and/or yesterday (26/10/2018). Let’s look at some photos from these regions.

Fairly cold conditions are observed in Scandinavia and northern Russia. Cold air masses moved yesterday and today towards western Europe affecting the weather in these regions with wintry conditions and snow.

Certainly early snow for Newcastle and generally Durhamshire this year:

This is a frame of the temperatures across the UK at 8am local time (see live maps here):


Snow in Norway (Lofotenn) is not news for this time of year, but it is still a nice picture:


Same for Austria (Mittelberg at 1200m altitude):


Finally, yesterday (26/10/2018) Moscow recorded the first snow day for this season:


The photos come from members in our greek facebook group and, thus, there is an uncertainty of the source of them. We declare that we do not own any of the pictures of the present article.

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After an extensive period of mild weather conditions over almost entire Europe, the weather is expected to change bringing some wintry spells in eastern parts of our continent within the last ten days of October.

In particular, from 20/10/2018 and then an anticyclonic system will be developed over west-northwest Europe, which will lead to mostly dry weather conditions with foggy mornings especially in the UK and France. However, at the end of the month there is a possibility for some rain episodes here.

Simultaneously, consecutive weather systems from north Atlantic ocean will move toward Scandinavia affecting these places with rain, snow over hills/mountains and strong winds at times.

In west Mediterranean, we should expect unsettled conditions with rain/storm episodes, but also some sunny spells.

As we move towards the middle/end of this period, colder air masses will pass through Scandinavia reaching regions of eastern Europe and even Balkans affecting them with a short passage of rain and snow over lower grounds.

Finally, in eastern Mediterranean we should expect the weather to gradually change into an autumn pattern with cloudy weather and rainfalls at times. Snowfalls may occur over mountains. Although the possibilities are low, these regions may be affected by more than one systems with rain, which may be heavy at places.

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The present article describes the general trend of the weather as it is illustrated by the global weather models and it is not a forecast. The weather may significantly differ at places.