It’s always puzzled me why the Met Office makes no effort to display a chart of the sea surface temperatures around the coast of this sceptred Isles.
The North Atlantic cold blob has turned into a warm but what does it mean for our weather?
The cold pool in the central western Atlantic just about managed to survive through the winter of 2018/19. Meanwhile in the eastern Atlantic, North Sea, Baltic and Norwegian SST anomalies are already well above normal by April. This animation I’ve cobbled together from the map room at the IRI.