Anomalies

As the days grow longer the cold gets stronger…

I think the 12 UTC anomaly chart is much more informative than the 12 UTC wind chill chart. There were negative wind chill values down the east coast and on any high ground. I notice as the axis of the ridge from the intense anticyclone Keywan slipped south...

Todays anomalies & windchill

The BBC weathercasters are already making a play about how high the windchill factor will be across England and Wales on Sunday, so I thought I’d just make a point in saying that there’s also a strong wind chill across Scotland today. But of course that’s not very...

The warmth continues

There seems to be no respite in the exceptional warmth that we have seen across much of Europe, Scandinavia and western Russia this winter. Mean temperature anomalies for the first thirteen days of March are close to +10°C across the Ukraine, it’s no wonder that the SST’s in...

Very mild

It’s a very mild afternoon across much of England, that’s thanks to the disintegrating remains of a warm sector that most of the area is still sat in. Temperature anomalies at 12 UTC were widely between 5 and 7°C above the long-term average, and at Weybourne in North...

February 2020 – temperature anomalies

It’s no wonder that Europe has ended up with the mildest winter on records with February returning another startlingly high +6.4°C anomaly. I notice that the media have suddenly woken up to just how exceptionally mild this winter has been across Europe, particularly in the east and northeast....

Topsy turvy overnight lows

Experts say this has nothing to do with AGW of course, and is quite normal for January typically the coldest month of the year in IONA, but they do hint that it’s somehow connected to the jetstream, as most things are these days.

Super mild Europe and Russia

Mean temperatures across Russia have continued to be well above average so far this January as they were in December.

29 December 2019 – Maximum Temperature anomalies

This chart of maximum temperature anomalies for the 29th of December unfortunately doesn’t include any of the WOW station values. If it did you might find there were some values of 12°C or more above the LTA along the northwest coast of Scotland.