After a week of keen anticipation and massive media build up, this winters major weather event is upon us.
Snow in southern England, snow in Barcelona for the F1 winter testing even snow in Greece. A week of the Iberian peninsular getting battered by hurricane force winds and more rain than we have had in the whole of the previous year.
There is no denying that this rain fall was desperately needed.
Previously never recorded warm weather has enveloped the Arctic. The Arctic is in perpetual darkness at this time of year, with temperatures rarely rising above -10 degrees C. Last week, 61 hours of above freezing temperatures were recorded in northern Greenland. 4 times more than ever before in a 7 day period at this time of year.
The North Atlantic is ‘upside-down’. There is high pressure in the north and low pressure in the south.This event has been caused by a huge high pressure in the northern Atlantic. Bringing with it freezing winds to northern Europe.This weather situation is pretty much unprecedented as far as scientists are concerned and a clear indication that weather patterns are changing at a far faster pace and in a more extreme manner than expected.