Hortulanus Posted January 20 Report Share Posted January 20 5 hours ago, UK_Palms said: @Foxpalms You were right about BBC and Met Office overstating the lows. I had -4C / -5C forecast for me here, yet my lowest was only -2C / 28F at about 10pm. Despite the clear skies all night, the temperature actually rose as the night progressed. It was up to 1C / 34F come sunrise. I was pleasantly surprised. It looks like a lot of places, including central/eastern London, remained frost free last night. Also further to Tyrone’s comment, there are Rhopalostylis on the Isle of Wight, including at Ventnor Botanic Garden, which I missed the last time I visited. There are some growing in private gardens as well. It’s currently 6.1C / 43F here at 3pm, which is about 3C below average. I can’t wait for the milder Atlantic westerlies to return though. Hopefully it will change next week, although there is talk of a continuation of the high pressure and arctic airflow. It’s looking below average well into next week now. There is a threat of a serious cold outbreak across Europe next week, although this isn’t guaranteed. France and Spain could be hit particularly hard however. One to watch! Before the polar low pressure system arrived, there was already talk about a high pressure system bridge with 3 high pressure system accros continental Europe. One on the Iberian peninsula, one over central Europe and one over Eastern Europe. Except for that it's really crazy, because right now we also see the effects of global warming, not only because of the polar low pressure system but also because the past couple of days and upcoming days the cold would've been waaaaaaaay more severe. The air from the North and the East just isn't so cold anymore. Most time of this winter Eastern Europe has been exceptionally warm. Have you seen how warm Moscow stayed, compared to normal winters there? It's incredible! 1 2023 High 27.3°C Low -3.9°C Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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