Latest updates on the beginning Arctic outbreak this weekend: very cold airmass is already pushing south and west from Scandinavia and extreme NE Europe into northern parts of central Europe.

Latest updates on the beginning Arctic outbreak this weekend: very cold airmass is already pushing south and west from Scandinavia and extreme NE Europe into northern parts of central Europe.

Latest GFS model guidance for Saturday, March 17th indicates the belt of cold airmass, with temperatures more than 10 °C lower than average for this time, stretching across most of northern parts of eastern Europe across central into western Europe, pushing over the British Isles.

By mid-Sunday, March 18th the cold airmass pushes south into central and eastern Europe (as far sotuh as Croatia and Hungary) and far into western Europe, across the British Isles and the Iberian Peninsula and further out west into the Atlantic.

By the beginning of next week, mid-Monday, March 19th the cool airmass will have overspread the entire continent, except for the extreme SE Europe. At the same time, the extreme cold will lessen somewhat with temperatures mostly 4 to 8 °C below average for this period, except for some parts of central and eastern Europe.

Starting on Tuesday a progressive pattern will begin pushing the cold airmass towards the east, pushing it into the central and eastern Mediterranean and north Africa. Stay tuned for further updates!