Tuesday, July 3, 2012

European Drought Map

Here's the latest instance of the European drought map - for the first 10 days of June.  The map has moved and is now here.  As you can see, Europe is having a lot less drought than the US so far this summer.

That's not to say that there's no extreme weather, however.  Britain, for example, just had the wettest June on record (h/t Michael R).


William M. Connolley said...

Speaking for Cambridgeshire, or perhaps east-of-England, its much wetter than usual.

Also, given its notorious rainfall, I suspect that the yellow on the W coast or Ireland is merely "a bit less rainy than usual" rather than drought.

Michael R said...

Slowing Rossby waves in the popular press:

"Normally, we would expect the pattern of the jet stream to keep shifting, for its shape to switch every few days and for our weather to change as a result.

"Instead for week after week - and possibly for weeks ahead too - the meanders of the stream are sticking to the same shape so repeated rainstorms have become the norm."