Widespread frost to grip Europe
The past winter has been an unusually mild one for most of Europe, which has led many people to think spring was here to stay.
But the weather pattern has since switched. Instead of westerly winds bringing mild temperatures and rains across Europe, as they did all winter long, we are now beginning to see the “Beast from the East” pattern that is now pumping frigid air from Russia.
Wetteronline.de here shows the forecast ground surface temperatures dropping to -12°C in some south German areas by Wednesday next week:
Now all the talk has since gone from “climate warming” to “just weather”.
Northern Italy air quality WORSENS after people stop driving
On another note, one would think that with the Corona curfews in northern Italy reducing traffic to almost zero, we’d see improved air quality. But in fact the opposite has occurred.
“More people at home means more frequent wood/pellet heating, which in this country is encouraged by the most stupid energy and environmental policies,” says Swiss meteorologist Jörg Kachelmann, citing the Italian online Gazzetta here.