September 19, 2018 / 5:10 PM / in a month

Warmer-than-normal temperatures to continue in Europe

LONDON (Reuters) - Above average temperatures are set to continue in almost all of Europe during the October to December period, forecasts by The Weather Company showed on Wednesday.

A gardener waters plants in a public park in Vienna, Austria August 23, 2018. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

“The extreme warmth and dryness observed across much of Europe over the past 5 months has been extraordinary, and there is no clear evidence for any significant pattern change towards below-normal temperatures anytime soon,” said Todd Crawford, chief meteorologist with The Weather Company.

The warmer than usual temperatures are likely to continue for the next few months, according to climate model and analogue forecasts, Crawford said.

“However, there is some pretty compelling evidence to suggest that a transition to a much colder period is possible, especially later in the winter.”

The Weather Company, owned by IBM, provides weather forecasts aimed at the commodities and energy sectors.

OCTOBER:

Nordics – Warmer than normal

Britain – Warmer than normal

Northern mainland – Warmer than normal

A child jumps through water fountains at a shopping street in Vienna, Austria, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Southern mainland - Warmer than normal, except for SE Europe and SW Iberia

NOVEMBER:

Nordics – Warmer than normal

Britain – Warmer than normal

Northern mainland – Warmer than normal

Southern mainland – Cooler than normal, except W Iberia

DECEMBER

Nordics - Warmer than normal, except coastal Norway

Britain - Warmer than normal south, cooler than normal north

Northern mainland - Warmer than normal

Southern mainland - Warmer than normal

Reporting By Sabina Zawadzki; Editing by Kirsten Donovan

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