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Another cold outbreak across Europe next week

Latest runs of global models are confirming the arrival of a new wave of winter weather and a cold outbreak across much of Europe next week, a complete pattern flip is more or less confirmed. Very cold daily temperatures and locally snow are expected as well. The pattern change will establish a blocking ridge across the Arctic region which then gradually expands onto the N Atlantic and establishes meridional flow from the NNE parts of our continent towards the south. Intense cold advection will push south towards central Europe and Mediterranean, starting Saturday, March 17th and continue into next week.

Temperatures are likely to be even 10 °C or more colder than the long term average for mid March locally, even with near or below freezing during the afternoon hours.

Here is an animation of the evolution of the pattern change, notice the large pool of very cold airmass being pushed towards the central Europe over the weekend and gradually diminishing through next week.