Arctic cold outbreak over Europe
A Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) observed last week over North Pole.
The temperature rose from -80 to -37 C.
Following this warming, the high altitude winds reverse to flow eastward
instead of their usual westward and weaken the jet stream.
This results in easterly winds near the surface and a dramatic reduction
in temperature (eastern, central, western Europe and parts of Mediterranean and Balkans) by the end of the weekend and is expected to last into March.
We'll monitor the situation
.... resulting weather conditions
dress well ...
Very impressive mass of cold air at 700hPa (3000m) reaching W Europe beginning of next week !
Met Office issues RED warning for snow in Central Scotland.
Also, RED warning for snow and wind in Southwest England and South Wales.