Europe Outlook: Late Autumn Doldrums
For us here in western Europe, we’re entering a classic benign pattern with a calm end to the cold spell as ridging warms the mid and upper layers. The warming arrives across the northern Republic, N Ireland and Scotland initially with damp weather while still beneath the cold air, England remains cold again tomorrow but eventually the warming transfers down the surface and we’re back to around average across all parts by Wednesday.
While high pressure continues to build into the UK, so a reinforcing shot of arctic air descends over Scandinavia all the way to Italy bringing a shot of cold and snow. The cold and likely the snow too, should expand over central and eastern parts of the continent this week as low pressure develops at the base of the cold trough. Look for additional heavy snow across the Alps and likely over much of Germany in the next 7 days.