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
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
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
Stormy Wednesday Night for UK:
ONE TO WATCH— BBC Weather (@bbcweather) January 14, 2018
Uncertainty remains about exact depth (storminess) and track of a low pressure Weds night into Thursday, but severe gales and travel disruption are still possible on the southern side of the low. Brief snow risk on northern side. MT pic.twitter.com/BrY6ym6Rmj
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 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
Big change coming for UK weather next week:
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
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
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.
This week will see a break from the #arctic chill, but just how long will it last? Latest from AMHQ below.
We’re watching a new #winter system this morning as it moves east, bringing snow and freezing #rain. +This week will see a break from the #arctic chill, but just how long will it last? Details on AMHQ. pic.twitter.com/SUO2CTpNwy— AMHQ (@AMHQ) January 8, 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
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
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
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!
'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.
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!
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
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
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