Mild weather in W Europe, cold in Scandinavia, ridge weakening – Oct 19th, 2017

Good morning Europe! A look across our continent this morning revealing an interesting temperatures affected by various features of interest; warm/mild conditions across western Europe as large ccyclone sits over N Atlantic and resulting in southerlies from SW to W Europe, locally near 15°C in S parts of British Isles. Cold in Scandinavia under the strenghtening ridge / high pressure system and deep cyclone over Russia – morning temps were even below -5°C in central Sweden and Norway. In between, a gradually weakening ridge across the rest of Europe is resulting in cool morning with locally near zero °C lowest temperatures.

Cooler temperatures also across W Spain in the wake of an upper low moving across the Iberian peninsula; an associated excessive rainfall will effect Catalonia today before this low moves into W Mediterranean and weakens tonight.