When comparing our weather with other countries’ weather to determine if the weather is going to be as highly unstable and varied as we have seen in the U.S., Weather Service International (WSI) has provided some insight for what Europe should receive this winter.

“Expect temperatures for the upcoming period (November-January) to average slightly higher than normal across most regions of Europe, with the exception of parts of far southeastern Europe,” the service reported this week.

"As we head into November, it appears we may have a stretch of rather cold weather across much of Europe early in the month. We have reduced our forecast temperatures for November in many locations based on these trends, as well as climate model forecasts. Looking ahead further, the climate models and statistical predictors are suggestive of another winter with limited North Atlantic blocking," said Todd Crawford, Ph.D., WSI Chief Meteorologist. "This would result in relatively mild and wet conditions across the UK and Scandinavia, with a cooler and drier winter across southern Europe. Climate models are suggesting that January and February may be particularly warm and wet across western/northern Europe."

European Weather Outlook by Month per WSI Forecasts:

November

Nordic Region - Warmer than normal
UK - Cooler than normal
Northern Mainland - Warmer than normal, except France/Benelux
Southern Mainland - Warmer than normal

December

Nordic Region - Warmer than normal
UK - Warmer than normal
Northern Mainland - Warmer than normal, except extreme eastern sections
Southern Mainland - Warmer than normal, except extreme eastern sections

January

Nordic Region - Warmer than normal
UK - Warmer than normal
Northern Mainland - Warmer than normal, except extreme eastern sections
Southern Mainland - Warmer than normal, except extreme eastern sections

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