The WMO World Weather Research Programme’s Polar Prediction Project aims to advance the science in numerical models, data acquisition and assimilation, ensemble forecast methods, verification, and the production of prediction products – all with a polar emphasis.
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Above normal temperatures are expected to continue across the majority of the Arctic for June–August 2020, according to the Arctic Climate Forum, which provides information for decision-makers about a rapidly changing region, which is warming more than twice the global mean.
For the first time, snow researchers from the Finnish Meteorological Institute in collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada have reliably estimated the amount and the trend in the seasonal snow of the Northern Hemisphere between 1980 and 2018.
Average surface air temperatures are expected to be above normal across the majority of the Arctic regions between June and August 2019, according to the Pan-Arctic Climate Outlook Forum. Below to near normal sea ice conditions are expected for the majority of the Arctic, with the exception of Greenland and the Canadian Arctic.
The forecast summer conditions follow winter months in which the average surface air temperature was above normal...
In April, station-specific temperature records were broken in several observation stations of the Finnish Meteorological Institute. In the 21st century, the majority of Aprils have been warmer than the 20th century average. According to the statistics of the Finnish Meteorological Institute, April in Finland was in many places 2–3.5 degrees higher than the long-term average (1981–2010). In several observation stations, the month was exceptionally warm, meaning that similar circumstances only occur a few times in a century. In the 21st century, 85% of Aprils have been warmer than a typical April in the 20th century.