Heatwave in northern Europe, summer 2018

Heatwave summer 2018

The summer of 2018 has been remarkable in northern Europe. A very persistent high-pressure anomaly over Scandinavia caused high temperature anomalies and drought there from May to (at least) July.

Stormy January over western Europe, 2018

Heavy rain, Photo by Lola Guti on Unsplash

2018 began with a series of four strong wind storms over Western Europe. In particular, two major events pounded the continent: Storm Eleanor on January 3, and Storm Friederike on January 18.

Euro-Mediterranean heat, summer 2017

Extreme heat over major road

This year’s summer in Western Europe and the Euro-Mediterranean region has been remarkable in several aspects. Early summer heat during much of June affected western European countries (in particular, France, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, England, Portugal and Spain).