Cold weather for central, southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean – pattern flip over the next few days

northern, central and southeastern Europe – update on the pattern change and evolution next week.

With the strengthening ridge over the north Atlantic and western Europe, flow will transition from zonal into meridional and a blast of Arctic airmass will push south towards the Mediterranean. An impressively deep trough with a sharp cold front will cross the central Europe and enter the northern Mediterranean by Monday, where it will transform into a deep upper low and bring much colder than average temperatures for the rest of the week. Some severe weather will be possible along the leading cold front with rain changing to snow quite close to lowlands locally (particularly the WNW Balkan peninsula). Powerful downslope Bura/Bora winds are likely to develop along the eastern Adriatic and Ligurian coasts.

Map: Pivotalweather.com

Stay tuned for updates. An update on the expected strong Bura/Bora winds will follow.