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High pressure over EuropePosted Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:50:31
The second half of the Autumn brought a lot of snow to many of the European ski resorts with some opening for business early. The weather has now turned more settled and this looks likely to continue as we head into mid-December.
High pressure dominated outlook
Medium range computer models show high pressure centred over northern Europe for much of the next couple of weeks. The plot below from today’s ECM00z model is for Wednesday 14th December. At this point high pressure is centred over Germany. Dry and mildish weather would be the result in the Alps and Pyrenees with the lowest freezing levels in the east.
The 16 day forecast plot below for Courchevel shows freezing level, snow amounts and weather conditions. In a nutshell this is predicting dry conditions with freezing levels rising above 3000m at times.
Dry and quite mild weather is forecast in the Alps and Pyrenees during the next week or two. With pressure forecast to remain high there isn’t likely to be much precipitation around.
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