The one stand out factor in the MSLP anomaly chart for July 2019 was the much higher than average pressure across central Greenland
The heatwave over parts of France may have caught all the headlines but the centre of the warmth in June lay much further east in Poland and Ukraine.
Anomaly charts for a period of a month like these for mean temperature and MSLP don’t always give a true indication of how either have been during a month as was the case in May 2019.
After such a lovely warm and sunny week last week, it’s back to temperatures more similar to those at the start of spring rather than those of mid May in northeast Scotland. The colder than average temperatures are well illustrated in the 12 UTC temperature anomaly chart with most places in the northeast having negative anomalies of -1 to -3°C. Eastern England on the other hand are doing very well with a range of positive anomalies between +2 and +5°C.