Central and Western Europe will kick off meteorological Autumn with a brutal cold blast, with temperatures in some regions forecast to plunge as much as 16C below average for the time of year.
Britain is already feeling the chill, as a polar maritime air mass originating from Iceland and the NW Atlantic has arrived bringing a noticeably cooler start to the week.
Exposed parts of Scotland could see the mercury dip below freezing overnight by Friday, with “a touch of frost” likely as far down as North West England, according to the Met Office.
While rain and 50 mph gales are expected to hold daytime temperatures well-below average across the UK for the foreseeable future.
GFS TEMP ANOMALY (for SEPT 05):
The anomalous cold will infect the majority of Europe this week too, with Central nations such as France, Germany and Poland being worst hit, along with SW countries like Spain and Portugal.
In fact, the cold will persist well-into next week for Italy, France, Spain and Portugal where temps as much as 16C below-average will ravage the regions, according to latest GFS runs:
GFS TEMP ANOMALY (for SEPT 12)
Furthermore, heavy early-season is even forecast for the Pyrenees, the Alps and Norway:
GFS TOTAL SNOWFALL (from SEPT 02 thru SEPT 17):
A dumping of powder is even possible on Scotland’s mountains from today (Sept 02), according to the Mountain Weather Information Service: “Temperatures will fall close to zero on Scottish summits, with showers falling at least temporarily as snow.”
Stay tuned for updates.
The cold times are returning, in line with historically low solar output.
Even stuffy NASA agrees, in part at least, with their SC25 forecast revealing it will be “the weakest [solar cycle] of the past 200 years”:
For more on the correlation between low solar activity and cold temperatures, click the link below:
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift