News from Members

Publish Date:
9 March 2018

Exceptionally sunny and dry, frequently with sharp frost

Offenbach, 27 February 2018 – In February, there was a complete change in the weather in Europe. High air pressure increasingly built up over northern and eastern Europe, with the result that Atlantic low pressure troughs could generally no longer pass freely over central Europe. Precipitation in Germany decreased significantly and the sun appeared more often. During the day, the sun continued to produce...

Publish Date:
9 March 2018

A mild and sunny winter with plenty of precipitation and an icy finale

Offenbach, 27 February 2018 – The westerly air flow pattern that had started in autumn and brought mainly mild and moist air to Germany also continued in December and January. Low pressure areas repeatedly brought significant precipitation, little sunshine and hardly any night-time frosts. February was then completely different: high pressure areas over northern and eastern Europe determined the weather in central Europe. Rain and snow were rare, sunshine was more frequent and it became frosty on clear nights. Overall, this resulted in a mild winter with much precipitation and sunshine. This is what the initial analysis by the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) of data from its around 2,000 weather stations shows. 

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Publish Date:
2 March 2018

NOAA’s GOES-S, the second in a new series of four highly advanced geostationary weather satellites, blasted into orbit at 5:02 p.m. EST today from Cape Canaveral, Florida. GOES-S mission managers confirmed that its solar arrays successfully deployed at 8:58 pm and the spacecraft was operating on its own power.

Publish Date:
1 March 2018

The Tokyo Climate Center (TCC) of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has released the 51st issue of the TCC News on the TCC website.

This issue covers:
 - Global surface temperature for 2017 was the third highest since 1891
 - Highlights of the Global Climate in 2017
 - Summary of Japan's Climatic Characteristics for 2017
 - Cold Spell in Japan from late January 2018
 - Cold Waves and Heavy Snow in Japan from December 2017
 - TCC Training Seminar on Seasonal Forecast
 - TCC Activity Report for 2017

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Publish Date:
14 February 2018

3.8 degrees Celsius on average – sixth warmest January in Germany since 1881
Offenbach, 30 January 2018 – January 2018 was much too warm with copious amounts of rain. It was less sunny than usual. As in November and December 2017, low pressure sys-tems dominated the weather in January. Some of them again developed into massive storm cyclones, which brought an unusually long period of mild weather to western and southern Germany and extreme precipitation to the south-west. Only the north-east was influenced by high pressure systems at times with colder and drier air. This is what the ini-tial analysis by the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) of data from its around 2,000 weather stations shows.

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