The heat wave across southern and western parts of the Iberian peninsula continues. Daytime highs reached 37 °C on Monday and several more days of very hot weather for this period is expected. We take a closer look. We are in the middle of the ongoing heat wave in parts of Portugal and Spain. Daytime highs reached as high as 36 °C yesterday: Montijo (southern Portugal) reached 36.1 °C, as did Badajoz (Spain). Many stations in Portugal pushed above 30 °C as did many stations in southern, western and northwestern Spain. These are extremely high temperatures for this period, up to 12-15 °C hotter than average! Peak temperatures across the Iberian peninsula on Monday, May 13th. Map: Meteociel. Two more […]
A strong upper ridge will amplify north across Fennoscandia towards this weekend. It will bring unseasonally warm weather to parts of Scandinavia with daytime highs in the mid-20s! We take a closer look. 500 mbar geopotential height anomaly. GFS model guidance. Maps: Wxcharts.com. The upper ridge strengthens across Scandinavia and the Norwegian sea and pushes over Scandinavia during the weekend. Temperatures will indeed be very high for this time. The 850 mbar level temperature anomaly will be up to 10 °C, much warmer than average indeed. The 2 m temperature will be up to 15 °C warmer than average: daytime highs across parts of northern Europe will be push up to mid-20s! We will be keeping an eye on the […]
Severe Weather Outlooks FAQ SYNOPSIS A large deep upper low is centered over the Mediterranean and the W Balkan peninsula while strong upper ridges remain over Russia and over W Europe. DISCUSSION MDT / ENH risks have been issued for the NE Adriatic region with threat for severe to extremely severe downslope winds, locally in excess of 120-140 km/h. Peak gusts at the most exposed areas over Kvarner region could again exceed 150 km/h! SLGT risk has been issued for areas surrounding the MDT / ENH risk across the NE Adriatic region and W Balkan with threat for severe winds in excess of 90 km/h. W Bosnia is expected to get more rain for more local flooding. SLGT risk has […]
Persistent southerly flow ahead of the cutoff low in the central Mediterranean is pushing a moderate, but constant amount of Saharan dust across the Mediterranean into Greece and parts of eastern Europe. The dust load in the skies over Greece will be moderate compared to the big dust events in previous weeks. Expect the dust to push into eastern Europe by Tuesday afternoon. The flow of dust from north Africa over Greece will persist until at least Wednesday. All dust maps by University of Athens – SKIRON model.
Vasakult Karin Poola, Aiki Jõgeva, Ester Valdvee, keskkonnaminister Rene Kokk, Anne Nurgamaa, Marju Kõivupuu ja Uudo Timm
Looduskaitsekuu avamisel kuulutati välja tänavune Eerik Kumari looduskaitsepreemia ja kuue looduskaitsemärgi saajad. Eerik Kumari preemia pälvis teadlane Marju Kõivupuu.
Major floods are already ongoing in parts of north Italy, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Much more rainfall is expected in the next 3-4 days as the causative cutoff low persists over the region. Central Italy More rainfall is expected along the eastern slopes of the central Apennines, central Italy by the end of Tuesday. Up to 100 mm and locally more rainfall is indicated. Expect further flooding and landslides! Western and southern Balkans Persistent rainfall is expected on Monday and Tuesday across the eastern slopes of the Dinarides in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, with up to 150-180 mm of further rainfall expected. Continuing flooding, locally quite significant and damaging is expected. Major rainfall is also expected in […]
Storm to hurricane force Bora winds are expected today across parts of western Slovenia and northwestern Croatia. Extremely severe Bura winds gusting in excess of 150 km/h are expected across the Kvarner region of NW Croatia. Exposed areas and places with the most favourable terrain configuration may experience gusts in excess of 180 km/h! Meanwhile, western Slovenia (Vipava valley in particular) will receive somewhat lesser, but still severe to extremely severe Burja up to 120 km/h or slightly more locally. Expect the winds to weaken on Tuesday morning. Peak wind gusts in m/s across the Adriatic region. WRF-NMM model by Meteoadriatic. Maps: Meteoadriatic. The locals are used to this kind of Burja/Bura winds, but keep it in mind if you […]
Kui nädala keskpaigas Tallinnasse sattusin, siis venis mu suu üllatusest tõesti lahti ja sain aru, miks Krista Taim mu lugudele viimasel ajal kipub ette ütlema, et need on lood kusagilt kaugelt Lõuna-Eestist. Tõsi, mis tõsi, et kevad on tänavu lõunas tunduvalt põhjapoolsest ees. Mitte küll kaks nädalat, nagu vanarahval oli kombeks öelda, aga umbes üheksa päeva. Kui lõuna on end peitnud juba kaselehtede tihedasse rohelusse, siis Pikakari rannas nägin kolmapäeval alles hiirekõrvul kaskesid.
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Selles raamatus tutvustab linnuteadja Olav Renno 85 lindu, kes rõõmustavad meid eelkõige kevadel ja suvel.
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Alam-Pedja looduskaitseala, Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve, Estonia.
SW Portugal and Spain hit 35 °C on Sunday, further hot weather expected parts of Portugal and Spain!
Parts of the Iberian peninsula are in the middle of a spring heat wave. Daytime highs are 10-14 °C higher than average for this period. Parts of Portugal hit 35 °C on Sunday. Peak temperatures across the Iberian peninsula on Sunday, May 12th, 2019! Peak temperatures: Montijo (Por) 35.5 °C, Beja (Por) 35.3 °C, Montes Chaos (Por) 35.2 °C, Andujar (Spa) 35.2 °C. Map: Meteociel. Hot weather will continue until Friday, when a cutoff low pushes in from the Atlantic and the weather cools quite abruptly. Daytime highs across much of Portugal and NW and SW Spain will remain between 30 and 35 °C in the next four days. Indeed very hot weather for the middle of May! Daytime highs […]
Severe Weather Outlooks FAQ SYNOPSIS A powerful ridge is located over western Europe while a large deep upper low is rotating over the south-central Mediterranean. Strong ridge also persists over NW Russia. A deep trough remains over the NW Atlantic. DISCUSSION HIGH risk has been issued for NE Adriatic region (Kvarner region) with threat for extremely severe winds in excess of 150 km/h. A powerful downslope Bora winds setup is unfolding, resulting in very intense and damaging winds to fresh vegetation. The most exposed areas should experience winds towards 180 km/h or even higher across the higher elevations! MDT / ENH risks have been issued for areas surrounding the HIGH risk including NW Croatia, NE Adriatic and SW Slovenia with […]
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