Severe Weather Europe
A monster ~ 940 mbar cyclone develops broad windstorm across the North Atlantic, pushing 15+ meter waves over the Faroe Islands, Jan 7-8th
We are experiencing a very intense stratospheric polar vortex lately, raging up to 600 km/h on top! It aids the overall pattern developed over the Northern Hemisphere, resulting in a positive AO/NAO cycle. This means numerous deep low-pressure areas/cyclones are forming over the North Atlantic, moving towards northern Europe. Today, a very large cyclone is […]
There is now the first tropical cyclone of the Australian season – Tropical Cyclone #BLAKE intensifies into a Category 1 cyclone
As we discussed yesterday, a Tropical Cyclone 06S has formed along the northern coast of Western Australia and it was slowly but steadily intensifying today. It is now packing winds of 50 knots / 60 mph with central pressure slightly below 990 mbar – this is officially a Category 1 equivalent tropical system – Tropical […]
Yet another week with strong upper-level ridging across our continent, it seems like a neverending pattern is repeating itself. Strong high-pressure systems will continue, supporting above normal temperatures through early January. Lowlands will locally experience colder weather due to thermal inversions, but no snow due to lack of precipitation. Lots of snow is expected for […]
Some relief for the ongoing destructive wildfires in parts of Australia – Tropical Cyclone #06S forms along the coast of Western Australia today
Tropical Cyclone #06S has formed off the northwest coast of Western Australia today, originated from the Invest #91S. It is expected to gradually strengthen before making landfall in the next 48 hours (sometime on Wednesday morning local time, Jan 8th). 06S is the first Tropical Cyclone of the 2019-2020 Australian Cyclone season. It will likely […]
The stratospheric polar vortex rages, as it reaches its coldest temperature in the past 40 years. It is set to connect down and dominate the weather patterns as it spins at over 600km/h on top!
The polar vortex has been gaining strength and has reached its peak climatological strength. It is set to be connected with the lower levels, pushing its influence on the weather patterns. On January 3rd, a radiosonde has made measurements of the mid-stratospheric layers. Measuring over Reykjavik, Iceland, it has recorded the lowest temperature in the […]
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A new deep snowpack for south Balkans and Turkey, severe winds with significant waves across the Aegean Sea, Jan 5-7th
The blocking ridge pattern over Europe continues, resulting in yet another deep trough / upper low sliding into the southeastern parts of Europe – across the Balkan peninsula, Black Sea region and Turkey. The potentially dangerous frontal system delivers excessive rainfall with local flooding and especially huge amounts of snow into parts of Turkey. Additionally, […]
Impressive satellite presentation of a rapidly intensifying cyclone near Iceland – pressure drops more than 30 mbar in west Iceland
A rapidly intensifying cyclone is ongoing to the northwest of Iceland, resulting in local intense blizzard conditions across the western half of the country. With the arrival of a strong warm front/advection from the west, snow is changing to rain this afternoon. Significantly warmer airmass than yesterday is expected to spread across much of Iceland […]
Australia in the grip of an unprecedented, catastrophic wildfire season – 500 million animals have been killed with more than 60.000 km2 burned so far
What we have been afraid, the explosion of wildfires has verified today (Saturday, Jan 4th) with the peak of the heatwave across southeast Australia and intensified winds towards the burning areas. More than 60.000 km2 of land burned, while wildfires (now 200+ ongoing) are expanding. There are now at least 20 people reported dead with […]
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Wildfires in Australia create a smoke cloud larger than the continental United States! It can be seen from space as it circles the hemisphere, covering over 12.000km! Full animation included.
We are witnessing one of the most devastating fire seasons in Australia. The fires have gotten so intense, that the smoke cloud can be seen from space, as it is circling the South Hemisphere! The wildfires are a result of an unusually hot and dry summer, and it does not seem to be ending soon. […]
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A rapidly intensifying cyclone delivers short, but intense snow blizzard across the western half of Iceland on Saturday, Jan 4th
A relatively short but intense snow blizzard event is expected across the western half of Iceland tomorrow morning, Saturday, Jan 4th. The event is related to the rapidly intensifying cyclone to the northwest of Iceland, creating dangerous heavy snowfall and severe winds with blizzard conditions across the Southern Peninsula, the capital Reykjavik, Snæfellsnes and Westfjords. […]
Scandinavia has broken its highest ever winter temperature record – Sunndalsøra, Norway recorded +19 °C!
The unusual extreme warmth developing over Scandinavia we have discussed last days, has lead into record-breaking temperatures in some areas. The official report of 19.0 degrees Celsius in the town Sunndalsøra is the highest temperature ever measured in Norway and Scandinavia itself, in January or any winter month! The previous Norwegian record of 17.9 °C […]
*Space* A red supergiant star, Betelgeuse, is losing its brightness and is unusually dim. The star could explode as a supernova, shining brighter than the full moon!
Betelgeuse is one of the largest nearby stars. It is a variable star, meaning that its brightness changes at regular intervals. But the current drop in brightness is special because it is the largest drop in all known records. Betelgeuse, is classified as a red supergiant star, located in the constellation Orion, the Hunter. It […]
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Southeast Australia is burning – all ingredients are there for catastrophic increase in fire danger tonight (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday)
Southeast Australia is burning – record-breaking temperatures, extended drought and strong winds have converged to create disastrous fire conditions across New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria (VIC). A significant increase in extremely dry northwesterly winds and intensifying heatwave through the next 48 hours will create ingredients for a catastrophic increase in fire danger tonight (Friday) […]
A powerful winter storm develops over the Norwegian sea and northern Scandinavia through Jan 2nd and 3rd
A broad and very deep cyclone will develop within the Arctic trough over the Norwegian Sea and the Greenland sea on Jan 2nd. Conditions will spread an intense winter storm towards Scandinavia, including hurricane-force winds along the coastal areas of Norway. Lots of rainfall and snowfall with violent blizzards in the mountains is expected. The […]
An intense extra-tropical cyclone moving across the North Atlantic – will push high waves towards Ireland tomorrow
The model guidance we have discussed on Monday, has verified and an intense extra-tropical cyclone developed over the North Atlantic. The satellite presentation is impressive. The system will be moving towards the northeast Atlantic today and begin its weakening trend tonight. Below are some very impressive satellite images in various channels. Notice the textbook shape […]
*weekly outlook* Ridging pattern dominates Europe through early January, while EXTREME warmth spreads across Scandinavia and Baltic region
Let’s take a look over the weekly pattern through the first days of the new year 2020. Early January will continue with ridging pattern in the majority, as two upper-level blocking/surface high-pressure systems will favor stable weather across much of our continent, except the far SE parts and far northern parts. Another upper low will […]
Severe Tropical Storm #Calvinia is continuing to strengthen but is finally moving away from #Mauritius
#Calvinia is now a Severe Tropical Storm as it intensified its wind field into 55 knots. Central pressure is around 985 mbar, and continues dropping while winds are increasing. However, Calvinia is already in its accelerating southward progress and moving away from #Mauritius. The severe winds and flooding threat across the island is diminishing and […]
An intense extra-tropical cyclone develops over the Atlantic, characterized by a rapid intensification and deepening on New Years’ Eve
Looks like we will finish the year 2019 and start the new year 2020 with an intense extra-tropical cyclone over the North Atlantic. Models are in fairly good agreement a rapid intensification of a surface cyclone is expected later today over the Atlantic, just east of Newfoundland. The cyclone will be ongoing through New Years’ […]
Huge temperature contrast across Europe today – extremely warm morning over northern parts, colder across the southeast
A very impressive temperature picture across Europe since yesterday, in response to an extreme warm advection to the north of the extensive upper-level ridge, dominating much of Europe. Unusually warm temperatures spread across northern Europe, resulting in significant snow melting and flooding threat locally. The existing pattern with a strong blocking ridge across much of […]
Tropical Storm #CALVINIA is nearing #Mauritius, pounding the island with severe damaging winds and torrential rainfall
We have discussed about a new Tropical Storm #Calvinia near Mauritius yesterday, which is now very near the island and resulting in damage already. Rough weather is associated with the slowly approaching tropical storm, these conditions will worsen as the storm moves closer during the next 12-24 hours. Calvinia’s current intensity is equivalent to a […]
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