Christmas Weather Forecast – Storm Warning

Gooood morning everybody from a gloriously foggy Schiphol Airport. Sorry that I didn’t manage to get you your weather report yesterday, but I’m flying home for Christmas and had to take care of such things as packing and organising last minute Christmas gifts. Anyway, back to topic. As those of you who follow the news…

Christmas Weather Forecast – Dec. 19th

I wish I had better news than in my last Christmas weather forecast, unfortunately, that is not the case. In fact, if anything, the models have gotten worse. As in “ho-ho-HOLY mother of God!!!!” worse. All major weather models now agree that Christmas will be stormy in Ireland, the only variations affect the timing and…

Weekday Weather Forecast – Dec. 19th – Dec. 21st

Is there even anybody in the office today? I can’t blame you for staying home with the kind of drizzle we’re having outside, to be fair. It certainly won’t get much better for the rest of the week, in fact if you have a Christmas tree outside, you may want to tie that down with…

Weekend Weather Forecast – Dec. 16th – Dec. 18th

Well, the office is rapidly emptying out, a sure sign that Christmas is drawing ever closer. The weather is less than Christmassy, however. In fact, looking at the model forecasts for next week, one cannot help but think of the lyrics of that old Christmas classic: “Oh, the weather outside is frightful!” Alas, that’s still…

Weekday Weather Forecast – Dec. 14th – Dec. 16th

Good morning, everybody. The cookies are beginning to pile up, and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the office. In addition, we’re now at a moment when somewhat reliable forecasts can be made for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and I’ll start doing so in regular intervals in a separate forecast. As…

Weekday Weather Forecast – Dec. 12th – Dec. 14th

Good morning and “happy” Monday, everyone. It looks as if we’re looking at another major change in weather patterns over the next week. High pressure is building again over Europe, leading to another, possibly sustained period of cold but stable weather. This also reduces the changes of a white Christmas, but it’s still too early…

Weekend Weather Word #5 – All about Models

Hey everybody, and welcome to this week’s Weekend Weather Word. I know it’s been a while since I published the last edition,  but real life just has this talent for throwing a spanner in the works. For the last two editions, I concentrated on two of the basic building blocks of weather systems worldwide. Today,…

Weekend Weather Forecast – Dec. 9th – Dec. 11th

Goooooooood Morning, everybody! The weekend is almost upon us, and so it’s time for the weekend forecast. It will certainly be interesting from a meteorological point of view. Ireland is currently caught on the edge of two massive weather systems, one being a stubborn high pressure area over Europe, the other being a turbulent complex…

Weekday Weather Forecast – Dec. 7th – Dec. 9th

Looks like rain, Ted. That just about sums up the weather situation we’re faced with, a strong North Atlantic low is currently off Irelands west coast, the quintessential Irish winter weather setup. This low, which is responsible for the turbulent weather we’re currently experiencing, will move northwestwards, followed shortly afterwards by another low, which will…

Weekday Weather Forecast – Dec. 5th 2016 Dec. 7th 2016

Good morning everybody. I hope you’ve all recovered from the weekend. It certainly looks as if the weather is all geared up for a fresh start, as all major models show a break from current weather patterns coming up. The blocking high that has been keeping all bad weather away is finally collapsing, resulting in…