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).

Extreme cold in south east Europe, 2017

Snowflakes, Photo by Kalle Kortelainen on Unsplash

Severe winter weather struck southeastern Europe, with extreme cold and snow in Italy, the Balkans and Turkey. This caused many accidents on roads, school closures, and cancelled flights. The Danube river and Bosporus sea strait were closed for shipping.