“Brutal cold” in Germany

5 Jan 2017 – In the east and south German highlands temperatures have already plummeted to – 10 C. But it will get a lot worse.

In the night from Friday to Saturday some parts of Germany temperatures are expected to drop to minus 25 C (-13F).


Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

“And what does Dutch television news tells us about the weather in our neighboring country?” asks Argiris. “NOTHING.”

“Big Green doesn’t want us to know this. But every wildfire in Australia makes headline news, because it is supposed to be proof of global warming.”

3 thoughts on ““Brutal cold” in Germany”

  1. The Atlantic and EU forecast for the next 10 days indicates a significant Arctic plunge of very cold air for Western Europe, with the outflow from that Plunge affecting the British Isles from the middle of next week.
    This is due to the current blocking high over the North Sea transitioning westwards into the Mid-Atlantic and a very vigorous Arctic Low moving from Greenland to centre over the Northern Baltic over the forecast period. Generating a significant pressure gradient North Westerly between the two systems, weather from this direction, at this time of year is never pleasant.

  2. In the night from Jan 6 to Jan 7, certain spots in South-West and East Germany reached almost -30°C (no, NOT in the Alps!).

    I am almost 60 but cannot remember such temps have ever been mentioned for Germany, where -10 °C are considered “extreme cold” according to warnings by weather services. In fact, -10°C isn’t (wasn’t???) occuring often, maybe every 3rd winter once.

    • During the early seventies I served with a tank regiment in BAOR. Part of the winter over night guard duties between December and March was to check a bottle of neat antifreeze parked on the Square, if it started to freeze the regiments drivers were turned out to start up the engines of the tanks and vehicles for several hours to avoid damage to the engine blocks.
      Boy was it cold.
      I now know the reason; Solar Cycle 20. This cycle SC24 is about 2/3 of the solar output of SC20.
      It has taken this long since 2008 and an El Nino for the temperature in winter to fall to this current level.

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