Latest model guidance for mid/late January winter weather across Europe

While Europe is currently still under the effects of a strong north Atlantic ridge and an Arctic outbreak across the Balkan peninsula and Mediterranean, model trends indicate this pattern should persist for another week. Meanwhile, cold weather will also spread towards the Iberian peninsula and the western Mediterranean. Te upper ridge moves into the Arctic region and allows colder weather also for the western Europe which is currently under the effects of unusually warm weather (excluding lowlands trapped under a strong thermal inversion). If we take a look at stratosphere maps, a quite impressive and textbook Polar Vortex split is present this weekend. Notice the strong ridge over the Arctic region, centered over Alaska and Russia. Two well-defined vortices can … Continue reading Latest model guidance for mid/late January winter weather across Europe