UK to Romania: Unseasonably Mild Across Europe This Week

By Erik Pindrock, Meteorologist
October 22, 2013; 1:10 AM
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Many residents and travelers across Europe should be able to leave the heavy jackets in the closet for this week.

A mild ridge of high pressure will keep much of Europe warmer than average into the weekend.

Temperatures across England and Wales will rise into the upper teens to near 20 degrees C (mid- to upper 60s F) throughout the week which is around 5 degrees C above average for mid to latter October.

Meanwhile, Frankfort, Germany, and Paris, France will also encounter temperatures of at least 5 degrees C above average for the upcoming week as daytime highs reach and perhaps even surpass 20 degrees C at times.

A man cycles in the warm sun at the river Rhine in Duesseldorf, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

The center of the warm high pressure ridge will set up across eastern Europe throughout the week setting the stage for the predicted above-average temperatures.

This means that Romania, Bulgaria, and surrounding areas in eastern Europe will also see temperatures soar above average for highs as well. Bucharest, Romania will rise into the low 20s degree C (low 70s F) at times, while Sofia, Bulgaria could see temperatures well into the mid-20s (near 80 F).

Despite the milder weather, the position of the high over eastern Europe will promote opportunities for showers and rain at times across western Europe and especially the United Kingdom.

Across London, U.K., every day has a chance of at least a shower or two in the forecast. However, there will be some opportunities for breaks of sunshine in between the rain chances. Along coastal sections of the United Kingdom and Ireland, strong south to southwest winds will blow at times making it feel cooler than inland locations.

Farther south in Spain, rain showers and clouds through Wednesday will keep temperatures from rising to above average until the end of the work week when another round of showers will arrive.

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