A cold spell will strike this weekend!
Štěpán Šubík last edited by Simona Polackova
Since Thursday, a cold spell has been cooling the whole of Europe except Spain. This weekend it will reach its maximum and warming is coming next week!
A strong anticyclone above Scandinavia dictates the weather now. It brings cold air mass from Siberia and thus lower temperature (generally slightly above 0°C, in some places even under 0°C).
The anticyclone also blocks all cyclones and takes them northerly to west-northerly, so preventing from a big change in weather. For those reasons is possible to have the last ski weekend this winter.
The only warm European country will be Spain with a light touch of warm and cold fronts with temperatures around 0°C in the night and up to 18°C in the day. But on Sunday, the temperature will rise in all of Europe by ca 5°C.
Precipitation is expected in central Europe and the Balkan area. In mountains can be snow precipitation, but it will start melting. From next Wednesday we expect the temperature close to normal or higher.