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16th January 2018


15th January 2018

Cold and Wintry for Germany:
Cold air blowing in from the northwest with gusty winds and wintry showers of rain, sleet and snow (especially further south) are expected across most parts of German during the middle of the week. Image thanks to Accuweather

Cold and Wintry for Germany

Cold and Wintry for Germany

Wintry for Southern Plains:
Snow, sleet and freezing rain will stretch from the Great Lakes and southwest to the southern plains by Monday evening. Temperatures will plunge behind the cold front with just 11F in Chicago and 2F in Wichita! Image courtesy of TWC

Wintry for Southern Plains

Wintry for Southern Plains

Tropical Cyclone Berguitta:
Berguitta is drifting eastwards with strong winds and heavy rain from Madagascar towards the islands of Reunion and Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.   There will also be heavy rain on the African continent from DR Congo on the west to Mozambique in the east. Image thanks to BBC Weather 

Tropical Cyclone Berguitta

Tropical Cyclone Berguitta


14th January 2018

Tropical Cyclone Joyce:
The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Joyce emptying plenty of rain on Perth, record heat in parts of New Zealand and a little cooler for Sydney and Melbourne. Image courtesy of BBC  

Tropical Cyclone Joyce Australia

Tropical Cyclone Joyce Australia

Stormy Wednesday Night for UK:


13th January 2018

Fresh Blast of Arctic Air:
After temperatures reached into the low 60s yesterday in parts of New York State, more freezing air is pushing in from the north with temperatures now back in the teens! 
Image courtesy of Accuweather

Temperatures Plunge Again

Temperatures Plunge Again


12th January 2018

Temperatures Plunge Across Mid-west:
The warm air of the last couple of days will rapidly be replaced by cold temperatures as the jet-stream plunges further south and east. Nashville currently has a temperature of 60F whereas it's near freezing in NW Arkansas. Image courtesy of Accuweather

Temperatures Plunge Across Mid-west

Temperatures Plunge Across Mid-west

Big change coming for UK weather next week:


9th January 2018

Mild Week for Germany:
High pressure to the east will push mild southerly winds across Germany during the rest of the week. The much colder air will stay firmly to the east as Germany enjoys temperatures several degrees above the average for this time of year. Image courtesy of Accuweather

Dry and Mild Week for Germany

Dry and Mild Week for Germany

Hot & Stormy for NSW:
It's going to remain very hot and very stormy for parts of New South Wales. Penrith received 11mm of rain in 10 minutes. There is a cyclone watch in force for parts of northern Western Australia. Image thanks to Sky News

Australian Weather Forecast

Australian Weather Forecast


8th January 2018

2017 3rd Warmest on Record for US:
According to NOAA 2017 was the third warmest on record for the US. Several Southeast and Southwest states had a record-warm year. Full story at The Weather Channel

2017 3rd Warmest on Record for US

2017 3rd Warmest on Record for US

Milder Air for US:
The freezing arctic air will be pushed back north as much warmer air moves in to the central and eastern states from the south. Meanwhile a depression will bring heavy rain to western states including California. Image courtesy of Accuweather.

Milder Weather for East US

Milder Weather for East US

This week will see a break from the #arctic chill, but just how long will it last? Latest from AMHQ below.


5th January 2018

Welcome Rain for Southwest US:
Heavy rain and mountain snow is predicted for many parts of the southwest US later on Monday. This is the first significant rain for some parts since mid-November and may be the most rain for some since last February. Image thanks to Accuweather

Storm for California

Storm for California

UK Weather Forecast from BBC:
With low pressure centred over the UK the day will be mostly cloudy for many with rain at times, however the strong winds of the last few days have now eased. As cold air begins to dig in from the north there could also be some snow in northern areas.

Tropical Cyclone Ava - Madagascar:
Ava will move slowly up the eastern coast of Madagascar through the weekend bringing flooding, heavy rains and mudslides. Locally up to 24 inches if rain are possible with 8-16 inches common. Full details from Accuweather

Tropical Cyclone Ava Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone Ava to hit Madagascar


4th January 2018

Snow in Philadelphia & Eastern States:
A snowstorm is hitting many parts of the mid-Atlantic. I has already started snowing in Philadelphia with the potential for 6 inches in total and much more further north. Image courtesy of Accuweather 

Snow in Philadelphia

Snow in Philadelphia

Windy & Wet UK - Cold Returning:
The next couple of days will continue the wet and windy start to 2018 that we have seen in the UK but as the latest depression slips away to the continent the winds will fall lighter but much colder, with some snow showers but also much more sunshine!


3rd January 2018

'Bomb Cyclone' For East Coast:
MSN Weather report that snow and ice on Wednesday will affect many parts of the East Coast that rarely see winter weather. They are calling this a 'Bomb Cyclone' which will move north bringing freezing rain, heavy snow and blizzard conditions. 

'Bomb Cyclone' to slam East Coast

'Bomb Cyclone' to slam East Coast

Snow in Florida:
Snow is accumulating across eastern parts of the US including many coastal areas and parts of northern Florida! 
Further details from Accuweather

Snow in Florida

Snow in Florida

Turning Much Colder for UK:
After a battering from Storm Eleanor and further wind and rain towards the end of the week, the weather is going to turn much colder across the UK this weekend, with some snow showers but also a lot of winter sunshine!


1st January 2018

Record Low at Bangor, Maine:
A temperature of -24 F was recorded at Bangor, Maine on Sunday morning, beating the previous record of -16 F set in 2013.
The bitterly cold, arctic winds continue to blow across the northeast. Image courtesy of Accuweather   

Record Low of -24 F set at Bangor, Maine

Record Low of -24 F set at Bangor, Maine

Rain on the Way for California:
San Francisco only received 2% of its average rainfall in December and this was symptomatic of the weather across California. However a shift in the jet-stream and increase in moisture us likely to bring so much welcome rain to many parts later this week. Full details from Accuweather

Welcome Rain for California

Welcome Rain for California


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