Cold weather is forecast to remain over much of Europe for the foreseeable future.
The 15-day forecast map for temperature at kachelmannwetter.com here shows what’s in store for Europe.
It tells us that the continent will likely end the year on a cold note after having experienced a very warm September. Already vast areas on Europe have seen snow this fall. Parts of Scandinavia are expected to be brutally cold over the next 2 weeks.
November 2016 0.5°C colder than mean
Meanwhile Germany’s DWD National Weather Service reports here that the month of November 2016 in Germany had a mean of 3.9°C, which makes it 0.5°C colder than the 1981-2010 mean.
When compared to the 1961-1990 period — a cold time when scientists were warning of a coming ice age — November 2016 was 0.1°C cooler. The results are preliminary, and I would expect it to be adjusted downward later, as the last 2 days were far below normal.
The low for the month of -12.0° was recorded in the East German hills known as the Erzgebirge on November 14.
Germany’s southeastern neighbor of Austria saw a November that was 0.5°C above the 1981-2010 mean, but far below the November mean of last year (+2.6°C) and the year earlier (+3.6°C), the Austrian ZAMG weather service reports.
Harsh winter even in Nice?
Two days ago the French-language nicematin.com reported here that scientists warn of a possible bitter cold winter ahead:
Attention, the heavy snow in Siberia late this autumn could have powerful consequences for Europe down to the Côte d’Azur, like the winter of 1985.”
Nicematin.com cites a report appearing at Bloomberg from last week, which featured renowned MIT climatologist Judah Cohen. Cohen is the father of the “Siberian Snow Theory” and argues: “the more snow covering the ground in northern Eurasia, the colder we can expect it down below. Sadly, Siberia is looking pretty white already,” Bloomberg writes.
If his calculations are right, we have to expect a particularly rigorous 2016-2017 winter, and that down to our latitudes.”
Already we see that the weather crystal balls have been running at full power. The weeks and months ahead will tell us more about their accuracy.