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Heavy snowfalls occurred in north Italy during the last days. The Italian Alps were buried in a snow layer of more than 1.5 meters at places.

Although October and November are the most humid months of the year for Italy, this year the precipitation heights reached record values.

Severe snowfalls started in the Italian Alps on 15th November covering surfaces with a 1.5 meters-thick layer of fresh snow.

 

The accomodation Madonna di Campiglio is buried in snow. A similar situation is presented in the lake Pragser Wildsee and the town Cuneo.

 

 

People shared loads of videos and pictures of the heavy snowfall in the region on tweeter:

 

https://twitter.com/i/status/1195347981651914753

 

Meanwhile, heavy rain occurred in Trento, where finally turned into snow. The snow depth reached 0.8-1.2 meters. According to the local authorities, there are disruptions in the local road network.

The phenomena will persist until Tuesday (19/11/2019).

 

Source: sputniknews

Mild weather in north and west Europe is coming to an end. Southeast regions will be the warmer european corner for the next ten days.

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While southeast Europe having a taste of autumn spells this week, the western regions enjoy mild weather. This scenery is going to rapidly change starting on 1/11/2019, as massive low pressure systems are expected to be developed and affect such regions turning weather pattern into a semi-wintry one.

In particular, the northwest countries (UK, Scandinavia -mostly western-, northern parts of continental Europe) should face consecutive cyclonic systems following by bands of severe rainfall and strong winds. In north and central parts of Scandinavia it is highly likely that the first significant snowfall episodes will occur even over lower ground regions. The rest of western and northern region of our continent will be affected by shortwave troughs, which will be turning the weather at times into rainy with some snow over mounts (Pyrenee and the Alps). The temperature in all these regions will remain around or below average.

Finally, in the southeast the weather will change into milder and warm for the season. Overcast is expected at times with some rain over western coasts as a result of the west flow regime. African dust transportation episodes may occur here.

 

EUROPE WEATHER OVERVIEW MAP MAY

The weather is going to change dramatically the upcoming week in central and mainly eastern Europe from Sunday (12/5/2019) presenting autumnal traits.

 

In particular, from Sunday and then, the Azores anticyclone will be gradually developed and established in western Europe with a centre over the UK. This will result in better (fair and dry) weather conditions in western Europe with hot for the season temperatures over south and west Iberia (up to 35-37°C).

This situation will push colder arctic air masses to invade north and eastern Europe. Snow will occur in north-central Scandinavia even on lower ground regions, while some snow may be observed over hills/mounts in the northern regions of central/eastern Europe (such as eastern Germany, Poland etc).

Next, the majority of eastern Europe, from Italy and further to the east, will be affected by stormy and colder than average weather with rain at times and afternoon thunderstorms mostly in central and western regions. The most severe weather, where hailstorms may occur, is expected in eastern Italy, western Balkans and possibly regions of northeastern Balkans far from the sea.

The weather will remain fair, dry and hot in Cyprus and eastern Turkey.

 

The weather may completely be reversed from 18/5/2019 and then with a possible heat wave in southeastern Europe and rainy weather for the western.

 

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EUROPE WEATHER OVERVIEW MAP MAY

 

 

Stormy weather for southern, slightly cold at south east, mostly dry in the north. This is an overview of the weather in Europe around the Catholic Easter (20-22/4/2019).

 

The driest conditions should be expected in central-southern UK, around North Sea, southern Scandinavia and central-northeaster Europe with temperatures up to 17-20°C. Dry weather in the Aegean Sea, a bit cloudy (chances for short/light showers) in northern Crete on Saturday (20/4/2019) with temperatures between 14-17°C.

The weather will be normally rainy and windy at times in Scotland, northern Ireland, Iceland and northern Scandinavia, with a possibility for some snow over mounts of the very north of Scandinavia. The temperature will not exceed 10-12°C.

Convective weather will dominate in Iberia, southern France and eastern-southern Balkans with thunderstorms or showers mainly in the afternoon. However, on Monday storms will expand over Italy and Adriatic, where rainy/stormy conditions will occur. The temperature ~15-20°C.

The weather will be colder in Turkey and Cyprus and the rest of southeastern Mediterranean Sea with rain and snow over mounts. The temperature around 8°C in Turkey, not higher than 15-17°C in southern.

 

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SNOW SPAIN

Snow was observed in countries of central-west Europe the first week of April (2019) in Europe. Here, we present you some videos we found on youtube:

 

Snowfalls caused siginificant problems on higher grounds of Spain in the northern regions of Madrid on A1 highway:

 

In the next video, we can see a snow-hail episode in the city of Madrid:

 

 

In the meanwhile, heavy snowfalls occurred in Switzerland on last Thursday (4/4/2019) causing disruptions on the road network:

 

Snowfalls occurred even on lower grounds in Switzerland, such as in city of Zurich. Here, it is a video captured in a region close by the city of Bern:

Drifting snow obscures a road near Mount Joy in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, January 30. A bitter deep freeze is moving into the Northeast from the Midwest, sending temperatures plummeting and making road conditions dangerous.

Extremely cold temperatures were spreading across the United States this week as a mammoth blast of frigid air sweeps through the Midwest and heads toward the East.

More than 83 million Americans — about 25% of the US population — will suffer sub-zero temperatures sometime between Wednesday and Monday.

Snowplows clear Williamson Street in Madison, Wisconsin.Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP

Al Ross uses a snowblower on his driveway in Minneapolis.Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP

 An icy Chicago River is seen from Adams Street on January 28.Rich Hein/Chicago Sun-Times via AP

Emily Pieper leads cows to the milking parlor at Metogga Lake Dairy in New Prague, Minnesota, on January 30.Jerry Holt/AP

Firefighters in St. Paul, Minnesota, work at the scene of a house fire on January 30.David Joles/Star Tribune via AP

Pedestrians walk through a winter storm in downtown Cincinnati on January 30.Albert Cesare/The Enquirer/USA Today

Geese huddle in the water as the sun rises at the harbor in Port Washington, Wisconsin, on January 30.Jeffrey Phelps/AP

A man walks on Chicago’s North Avenue Beach as the sun rises over Lake Michigan on January 30.Kamil Krzaczynski/EPA/Shutterstock

A woman crosses a street in Buffalo, New York, on January 30.Lindsay Dedario/Reuters

A Newfoundland dog stands on a bench as snow flurries hit New York City on January 30.Adam Gray/Barcroft Media/Getty Images

A warning sign is covered by ice at Clark Square Park in Evanston, Illinois.Nam Y. Huh/AP

Pedestrians walk along Michigan Avenue in Chicago, above the frozen Chicago River, on January 29.Kamil Krzaczynski/EPA/Shutterstock

Metra train tracks, seen outside of Western Avenue Station, are heated with gas-fired switch heaters on January 29. The heaters help prevent switching problems in extremely cold weather.Kiichiro Sato/AP

The aftermath of a road accident is seen in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on January 29.Jason Coffelt via Reuters

A tour group visits the Lincoln Memorial as snow blankets Washington on January 29.Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post/Getty Images

A cyclist braves the heavy frost in Minneapolis.Kerem Yucel/AFP/Getty Images

A pedestrian stops to take a photo by the frozen Chicago River.Pinar Istek/REUTERS

The sun rises over the Chicago lakefront on January 29.Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/TNS/Getty Images

”They’re going to call me ‘wife of the frozen pants guy’ in my obituary,” joked Karla Grotting when asked about her husband Tom’s annual tradition of freezing clothing for their yard in northeast Minneapolis.Anthony Souffle/Minneapolis Star Tribune/ZUMAPRESS.

Frost covers parts of University of Minnesota student Daniel Dylla’s face during a morning jog on January 29.David Joles/Star Tribune/AP

Jeremy Buckta of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, snow blows his driveway in whiteout conditions on Monday, January 28.Joshua Clark/Herald Times Reporter/USA TODAY

Nathan Tearman, front, and his brother James shovel the driveway of their home in Janesville, Wisconsin, on January 28.Anthony Wahl/AP

Tow-truck personnel work to remove an overturned semi on the median of Interstate 90, southeast of Rochester, Minnesota, on January 28.Joe Ahlquist/The Rochester Post-Bulletin via AP

After a fairly variable winter with snow, rain but also dry spells around most of Europe, this last period of winter 2018-2019 may be characterised by a quite stable weather pattern. Let’s analyse the possible scenarios.

Taking into account the data from all the global forecast models, which are available, we can distinguish three different scenarios regarding the weather in late February 2019 (22-28/2/2019):

Scenario A: The anticyclone covers most of west and north Europe moving fairly northwards though affecting with dry weather these regions. As a result, it causes a circulation that allows colder air masses from Russia to “slide” backwards to Italy allowing cyclogenesis there. Then, this cyclonic system will move eastwards affecting central/north Greece and rest of southern Balkans with cold and snow possibly heavy at times. This scenario is possible by 25%. However, there is a 5% possibility that this cyclonic system will move further west being dissipated. In this case snowy conditions may affect mounts of Italy and Alps.

Scenario B1: The anticyclone is established slightly southern comparing to scenario A covering also central Mediterranean sea. In this case, the colder air masses over Russia will be guided towards eastern Mediterranean and Aegean sea affecting eastern/south Greece and Turkey with snow and maybe later Cyprus. This scenario reaches 50% possibilities.

Scenario B2: The anticyclone covers most of Europe (hence dry conditions) leading finally the Russian cold air masses further to the east. In this case, heavy snow will affect Turkey and mounts of Cyprus. The possibilities for this scenario do not exceed 20%.

 

It should be highlighted that the intensity of the cold conditions in the Mediterranean sea in any of the scenarios above will depend on the time point that the anticyclone will start to move southwards (towards SE Mediterranean).

We should also highlight the possibilities that wintry conditions may insist in eastern Europe during early March.

 

You can stay informed about the weather following our facebook group and youtube channel.

You can monitor the current temperature observations in southern Balkans through our live maps HERE.

Please send us your snow video to our email (s.keppas@northmeteo.gr) via WETRANSFER and we will publish it on youtube or on the website.

 

 

A particularly rare phenomenon occurred on Hawaii islands and specifically on the second largest island Maui, where snow covered regions higher than 1800 meters. This is the lowest elevation that snow covered Hawaii ever.

 

Snow is not an unusual phenomenon on the greatest island of Hawaii, where volcanic tops, such as Mauna Kea and Loa, reach 4205 and 416 meters correspondingly.

Snow has been observed on Maui in 1952.

 

Figure 1. Paper demonstrating Hawaii snow climatic data.

 

Snow (according to the document in figure 1) occurred in 1952 over 2286 meters, while on 12/2/2019 reached much lower regions (around 1890 meters) breaking the record that the entire complex of Hawaiian islands holds. The previous general lowest elevation of snow-covered ground was 1980 meters.

 

 

Many regions mostly in south got white in the morning (1/2/2019) as we inform you HERE yesterday. Beautiful pictures are coming from facebook, instagram and youtube.

 

Let’s start with a timelapse from Princetown in west Devon:

 

Now, let’s move to Bristol:

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Next stop is Brighton:

 

Cardiff is once again white for second consecutive year:

 

London dressed in white as well. Pictures illustrate south London:

 

And these from central areas of the city:

 

Same situation for Oxford (1st picture) and Reading:

 

We also found nice pictures on UKWeatherEnthousiasts:

In Kent

 

In Taunton:

 

UK SNOW MAP

Snowfalls have already visited (31/1/2019) southern regions of the UK. However, snow is expected to fall mostly in southern and eastern regions during the next hours. Let’s have a comprehensive look.

In early morning, snowfalls are expected mainly in central Ireland, Wales, Midlands and south-southeast regions, which may be heavy at times in south Wales and southern UK. However, during the morning (towards to noon) the stream will turn into east, which means that snowfalls will get lighter and gradually stop in these places, while east coast and northern Scotland will be affected by snow showers (heavy at times). Such situation will be preserved until the end of the day.

WINDS: North-easterlies will be strong (until 50-70km/h) in the southwest regions and northwest Scotland.

TEMPERATURES: Around -6°C to -8°C early in the morning in Scottish Highlands, around -1°C to 2°C in the South. Temperatures will raise to 0-2°C in Scotland and 3-5°C in south-southeast.

 

Please send us your snow video to our email (s.keppas@northmeteo.gr) via WETRANSFER and we will publish it on youtube or on the website.

You can monitor the current temperature observations in the UK through our live maps HERE.

You can stay informed about the weather following our facebook group and youtube channel.

UK SNOW MAP