Severe Weather Europe
Significant warmth 23-27 °C afternoon temperatures across a large part of Europe, even the UK pushed to +24 °C! Very warm weather continues into Easter weekend
It has been very warm across western, central and also southern Europe this week and it should extend into the coming Eastern weekend, even intensifying over central Europe. Many regions should further experience very high early/mid April temperatures. The overall pattern is supporting an extensive and persistent upper-level ridge. While it is currently centered over […]
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A Category 5 Tropical Cyclone #HAROLD smashed Vanuatu and Fiji with destructive winds. System is now leaving Tonga and weakening
An intense Tropical Cyclone #Harold is now ejecting its final land destination – Tonga, which was badly hit as well, similar as Fiji yesterday. There has been a remarkable wind destruction and flooding reported from Vanuatu islands and Fiji archipelago (Viti Levu and Kadavu islands). Harold will now move away and begin its rapid decaying […]
Tropical Cyclone #HAROLD remains a powerful Category 4 system – it will blast the main #Fiji’s island Viti Levu with destructive winds and flooding today
Tropical Cyclone #Harold is re-organizing again after going through EWRC (eyewall replacement cycle) since its collapse in the wake of Vanuatu. The latest analysis at 18 UTC, Apr 7th, indicates the maximum sustained winds are 110 knots with central pressure 948 mbar. Harold has re-intensified again when ejected further southeast of Vanuatu, it is re-building […]
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*10-15 day outlook* Winter vs. Spring showdown! Eurasia leans towards spring, while winter makes its final stand over North America!
April is the second spring month, and that means warmer weather and longer days. But, the northern polar regions do not warm up so quickly and are still in the grip of winter, which tends to challenge spring in the southern regions, before saying the last goodbye. Next week, two major things are going to […]
It’s been a relatively fast return of warm weather into a large part of Europe since Sunday. It was a very warm day today (Monday) and many more to come this week. A strong blocking high is resulting in stable and dry weather for many, worsening the drought conditions in some areas as well. The […]
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Tropical Cyclone #HAROLD becomes the 2nd strongest cyclone to hit Vanuatu on record – peaks at 165 knots (912 mbar)!
Here is a recap post of the extremely powerful Category 5 Tropical Cyclone #Harold over Vanuatu. The system has peaked at 165 mph (145 knots) and 912 mbar at 12 UTC today, Apr 6th. One-third of Vanuatu population has been affected, severe wind damage and flooding has been reported. Harold’s behavior now indicates that the […]
Extremely powerful Category 5 #HAROLD continues intensifying while crossing the #Vanuatu islands, supporting destructive 150-170 mph winds
What looked like the peak of #Harold last night (local morning), the system has introduced an explosive burst of convection through the past several hours and intensified further. As of 06 UTC today, Apr 6th, Harold was packing the maximum sustained winds of 135 knots (155 mph = 250 km/h), with the minimum central pressure […]
A *monster* Category 5 Tropical Cyclone #HAROLD will graze #Vanuatu islands over the next 24 hours – destructive 120-130 knots winds and flooding expected
Tropical Cyclone #Harold has done an unprecedented intensification into a powerful monster tropical system. It is packing 120 knots (140 mph / 225 km/h) maximum sustained winds and 936 mbar (914 mbar per Vanuatu Met. office) central pressure. This officially puts Harold into a Category 5 system, based on the Australian/Fiji classification. That is a […]
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A deep extratropical cyclone brings intense snow blizzard and violent winds into Iceland tomorrow – Sunday, Apr 5th
North Atlantic gets into its dynamic mode again this weekend. A strongly deepening extratropical cyclone develops tonight while blasting into Iceland tomorrow. It brings an intense snow blizzard across the island first, as the country will be under very low temperatures the whole weekend. Violent winds will locally be possible. During the Sunday afternoon hours, […]
Pinhole eye develops with the Tropical Cyclone #HAROLD – heading for a potentially devastating Category 4 landfall on #Vanuatu on Tuesday
Here is an update of the rapidly intensifying Tropical Cyclone #Harold. It has moved away from the Salomon Islands and is now organizing further while slowly moving south-southeast towards Vanuatu archipelago. At 12 UTC, Apr 4th, the system was packing maximum sustained winds of 115 knots (130 mph / 215 km/h) with the minimum central […]
Another impressive tropical system is currently ongoing – a Tropical Cyclone #Irondro in the South Indian Ocean. A rapidly strengthening system is packing maximum sustained winds of 75 knots (85 mph / 140 km/h) with the minimum central pressure of around 975 mbar. It is, however, located over the open waters so it does not […]
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Some pretty spectacular sight over the North Pacific ocean today – ship tracks. These narrow clouds are formed along the exhaust of the traveling ships across the ocean. Ship tracks are best seen on the visible satellite channel. Note: Ship tracks are low/mid-level clouds that form around the exhaust released by ships into the stable […]
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April 3rd – another very cold morning across parts of Europe, but the cold pool is vanishing as spring weather returns this weekend
Yet another very cold morning in parts of central Europe and the Balkans today, Apr 3rd. Numerous stations were experiencing close or even below -5 °C, with strong frost observed as relative humidity was higher compared to the previous days. Saturday will again bring quite cold and frosty morning in some regions, but less intense […]
The explosive development of Tropical Cyclone #HAROLD (former Invest 90P) in the Salomon Sea – heading towards the severe impact on Vanuatu early next week
The former Invest #90P has intensified into a Category 1 Tropical Cyclone #Harold over the past 24 hours, with maximum sustained winds of 40 knots (45 mph / 75 km/h) and central pressure 999 mbar at 06 UTC, Apr 3rd. The system is revealing a quite explosive development of deep convection around the organizing low. […]
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Spring weather with 20-25 °C finally arrives into a large part of Europe this weekend and extends into next week
Finally, we could say! After several cold outbreaks in the past weeks, the pattern is changing soon. It will result in much warmer weather for a large part of Europe after this weekend and likely extend throughout the next week. Some cold weather will, however, remain over the southeast parts of Europe (and southern Balkans) […]
April 2nd – one of the coldest April mornings of last decades across northern Balkans; preliminary reports of destructive frost from NE Italy, Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary
As most of the farmers were affraid of, significant cold temperatures verified across parts of central Europe and the Balkans this morning, Apr 2nd. There are numerous preliminary reports of destructive frost to the fruit trees (cherry, peach and almond orchard) and some other crops across Slovenia, northeast Italy, Croatia, Serbia and Hungary where temperatures […]
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An exceptional satellite presentation of five frontal systems simultaneously ongoing across North Atlantic and southern Europe today, Apr 1st
While the North Atlantic and west-central Europe are still dominated by an extensive upper-level ridge and surface high-pressure system, there are five (5) waves – frontal systems – simultaneously ongoing to the south of the ridge. From the US East Coast across Azores, Iberia, southern Balkans into the Middle East. While the most robust systems […]
Global ocean analysis reveals three anomaly areas, which will have major impacts on weather in summer, hurricane season and even next winter!
The world still fights against the novel Coronavirus outbreak. Eventually, this hazard will be overcome with cooperation and science. Weather can also be a hazard, claiming (too)many lives each year. We will take a look at the global ocean analysis, and what it tells us for the upcoming seasons and their weather. The oceans cover […]
#COVID-19 *update*: Significant decline in global air traffic continues – the number of flights at the end of March is more than 60% lower than normal
As we discussed a week ago, there is an obvious substantial decline in global air traffic, followed by the restrictions and national lockdowns during the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic outbreak around the world. Many countries and airlines have shut down the airports, tens of thousand flights were canceled. At the end of March 2020, there […]
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A much colder air mass is now spreading across Europe – cold outbreak will intensify across east-central Europe through Monday and Tuesday
A strong cold advection is spreading across Europe this evening, associated with the cold outbreak. The event is intensifying tonight into early this coming week. Long-range model guidance is hinting this might be one of the final cold blasts of such intensity for some time. Hopefully, as this outbreak will again produce damaging frost and […]
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