Europeans brace for coldest winter in a century

According to meteorologists Dominik Jung, Joe Bastardi and Elena Volosiouk.

European experts have announced that the winter 2016 – 2017 will be the coldest in the last 100 years as arctic air masses arrive over the European continent .

German meteorologist Dominik Jung warns that this winter will be cold. According to Jung, the lowest temperatures will be recorded in January and February. March will not be any warmer, but temperatures will rise until April.

His predictions are supported by AccuWeather meteorologist Joe Bastardi and by Elena Volosiouk, specialist at Phobos Meteorological Centre.

Volosiouk added that the decrease in solar activity will contribute to lower temperatures in the coming period.


In recent days, Romania registered temperatures below freezing, unusually low for this time of year. Thursday morning in Bucharest thermometers dropped to one degree Celsius, while in mountainous areas, temperatures were between minus 4 degrees and 5 degrees Celsius. At Balchik Lake, snow reached nearly 20 centimeters due to heavy snowfall in the last two days.–cand-vor-fi-inregistrate-cele-mai-scazute-temperaturi-429710

Thanks to Alex Tanase in Romania for this link

19 thoughts on “Europeans brace for coldest winter in a century”

    • “Forecast” of/for anything this side of the Pond” ?

      Weather “increasingly” bad !

      Financials “increasingly” bad !

      Healthcare “increasingly” bad !

      Agriculture “increasingly” bad !

      Cold “increasingly” bad !

      Life “increasingly” bad !

      Death rates “increasingly” bad !

      “All” Food Production “increasingly” bad !

      “Life” Expendency “increasingly” bad !

      Which leaves us with “Quality” of Life, increasingly” BAD !!!

      Anything else ???


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  1. We had minus 3 Celsius this morning in parts of the Scottish Highlands but followed by another glorious autumn day. We had much colder Octobers in 1980, 1981 and 1992. If the current synoptic situation occurs in Dec-Match, then it will indeed be a severe winter

  2. So it seems again that “the hottest year ever” will manage to concentrate all the missing heat in the middle of nowhere and leave densely populated regions of the globe in an ice box…

    • …and then they will claim that the heat caused the cold! They are already trying in the US for their recent cold winters. Other than a sprinkling of the magic fairy dust (CO2 to most people) they don’t have an explanation for what is happening.

  3. I’ve been watching the Nullschool earth wind maps each day for weeks now and the cold up in the arctic is spreading fast. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is a record breaking cold winter in the northern hemisphere. It certainly was in the southern hemisphere.

    • a whisker off mid Oct and Aus is still having so many cold days n nights seedlings wont start,
      also watching nullschool and seeing the cold from Antarctic reaching up as far as NT , inland Qld and over WA deserts..huh?
      forecast here is for snow down to 900metres!
      and I doubt it got to the 15c forecast today
      reckon it sat around 12c cool winds
      and all my joints ache;-(

  4. “According to Jung, the lowest temperatures will be recorded in January and February. March will not be any warmer”

    It usually is the coldest those months,no need to have a weather site telling this,and coldest in 100 years,keep on dreaming.

    • And yet the arctic has seen one of the fastest ice recoveries in recent memory this Autumn. So warmer temperatures must still be well below freezing.

  5. Quote:
    “Reliable long range forecast”
    Weather forecasts are reliable out to three or four days, longer than that, they are seasonal forecasts of possible outcomes based on experience, weather history, and proven atmospheric circulations patterns.
    Seasonal forecasts in Europe depend on the status of the NAO, PDO, and whether the world’s jet streams are in a Meridional condition due to reduced EUV from the Sun, and the status of the Pacific’s heat store, and if it is in El Nino or La Nena
    Cold European winters occur cyclically, normally on the declining edge of the Solar cycle starting after the average Sun spot count of full sized Wolf spots falls below 25 per month and lasts for the first two years of the next cycle before the rise to max gathers momentum.
    The Last European winter was affected by the El Nino warmer air steam keeping the NH westerlies warmer than previous years. This winter, La Nina is in effect, the North American winters and the cold air it generates will quickly move over the North Atlantic.
    The NAO Jet stream track has changed completely, Last year; the peak of the Jetstream over Western Europe, was over the top of Scandinavia with a static high centred on Switzerland, which is a warming seasonal pattern for Western Europe.
    This year the early winter atmospheric pattern is reversed with the bottom peak of the Jet stream over the Alpine regions and a very large dense High pressure system parked over Scandinavia.
    It is this weather pattern which gives the intense cold running from Siberia to the UK, particularly from January to the end of March. Most of Europe may well resemble an Igloo for the next 4 months with periodic snow; the UK will have cold wet weather, with periods of snow during January and February.
    Same old, same old weather, warming is courtesy of the Sun and its interaction with water vapour, tiny trace gases like CO2 and Methane have nothing to do with it.

  6. Where is the source that Dominik Jung, Joe Bastardi and Elena Volosiouk say that this winter be so cold? Also, where/what is this “Phobos Meteorological Centre”? I did not find any information about it by googling it.

  7. But still well below freezing, current daily mean tempeture is 260K.
    273.3K =C
    At present the large Scandinavian High pressure is pumping warmish air with water vapour into the high Arctic, that air stream is now currently bashing central Russia on its Southerly run into the Middle East.

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