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Predicting summer weather patterns in British Isles and France

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

An analysis of atmospheric and oceanic interactions indicates that spring sea-surface temperatures in the North Atlantic influence atmospheric circulation and the jet stream's position over the North Atlantic, and are associated with a specific pattern of summertime atmospheric circulation over Western Europe--the summer East Atlantic pattern; the findings may help improve summer rainfall forecasts for the United Kingdom, Ireland, and northern France, according to the authors.


Article #17-13146: "Observational evidence of European summer weather patterns predictable from spring," by Albert Ossó, Rowan Sutton, Len Shaffrey, and Buwen Dong.

MEDIA CONTACT: Albert Ossó, University of Reading, UNITED KINGDOM; tel: +447478562506; e-mail: <>

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