Saturday, February 27, 2021

GREAT WEATHER FORECAST: Is winter leaving definitively?


Bratislava, February 19 (Teraz.sk) – During February, Slovakia experienced two significant weather changes. Even on Thursday, February 4, records were falling in several places in Slovakia, when the maximum air temperatures during the day rose above 10 ° C. One week later, the previous record of the lowest measured temperature for February 12 – 28.5 degrees was broken on Lomnický štít. However, as soon as winter came, it left, and the weather, especially in the lowlands and in the southern part of Slovakia, again resembles spring.

“According to forecast models, the February cooling should have been more pronounced,” said climatologist Pavel Matejovič for teraz.sk. It was also assumed that the winter weather would last longer, but eventually ended after five or six days.

“It was caused by circulating conditions, the main stream of cold air went further east in Europe and went over Russia, Ukraine and the Balkans. In addition, the cold air transformed (warmed) faster. It should be noted that until February 10, the weather was extremely warm. In addition, the warmer westerly flow intensified, gradually displacing the cold air. “ explained the climatologist.

Predictions that a real Arctic winter will hit in February were finally fulfilled in the USA, where they experienced a historic cooling with blizzards and extreme frosts.

Emanuale Small walks on a snowy road on Fifth Street after a snowstorm in Old Southwest Roanoke, Virginia, on February 18, 2021. Millions of Americans were left without electricity on Tuesday after a winter storm hit Central, South and East. part of the USA. This was stated by the DPA agency. Texas still has more than 4.4 million people without electricity, along with hundreds of thousands more in West Virginia, Kentucky, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
Foto: TASR / AP

“The invasion of cold, originally continental Arctic air, which penetrated us from the area of ​​the northern Urals and Siberia, had only an episodic character and manifested itself mainly in higher altitudes. In the lowlands of southwestern Slovakia, there were only a few days with all-day frost, and even the minimum temperatures did not fall well below zero. In the past, there were also winters in the southwest, when after the invasion of the Arctic air, the minimum temperatures dropped to -15 to -20 ° C for several days, ” said Matejovič.

He added that the overall cooling in February will not significantly affect the average winter temperature. Compared to the long-term average of 1901-2000, this winter ends, ie the period from December to February in most of Slovakia with a positive temperature deviation of around +2 ° C and thus belongs to mild winters.

“However, the winters are certainly not over, despite the fact that the nature of this time of year is changing and the warm seasons clearly prevail over the cold ones. Nevertheless, winter can still be demonstrated, we could observe it in various corners of the world in January and February, whether in the USA, Russia, Spain or Greece. Extensive pools of cold air will still be formed above the mainland in winter, from which cold air can then be poured deep to the south. For Europe, it is mainly Siberia and the area between the Urals and northern Scandinavia, which are the birthplace of the continental Arctic air. The difference compared to the past is rather that the cooling will be more or less episodic, while in the past there were also extremely cold winters, when this air mass penetrated us in individual waves from November to March. We should therefore always be prepared not only for significant cooling, but also for snow disasters. Such situations may occur episodically in the future, even if the climate warms by 5 ° C. “ concluded the climatologist.

However, we will have to wait for such a scenario to materialize, because the winter of 2020/2021 will no longer bring any major surprises. Next week, the maximum air temperature in several places in Slovakia may exceed the limit of 15 degrees.

SATURDAY 20.2.2021

Minimum temperature: 1 / -4 ° C
Maximum temperature: 4/9 ° C
Wind: E, 5-20 km / h
Vietor: S, 15-25 km/h

SUNDAY 21.2.2021
Mostly partly cloudy, sometimes foggy.
Minimum temperature: 2 / -3 ° C
Maximum temperature: 5/10 ° C
Wind: SE, 10-25 km / h

MONDAY 22.2.2021
Clear to partly cloudy, in some places fog.
Minimum temperature: 2 / -3 ° C
Maximum temperature: 6/11 ° C
Vietor: J, 10-25 km / h

TUESDAY 2/23/2021
Sunny, foggy at times.
Minimum temperature: 3 / -2 ° C
Maximum temperature: 8/13 ° C
Location: SZ, 10-20 km / h

WEDNESDAY 2/24/2021
Sunny, foggy at times.
Minimum temperature: 4 / -1 ° C
Maximum temperature: 9/14 ° C
Vietor: J, 10-20 km / h

THURSDAY 2/25/2021
Sunny, foggy at times.
Minimum temperature: 5/0 ° C
Maximum temperature: 9/14 ° C
Vietor: J, 10-20 km / h

FRIDAY 26.2.2021
Sunny, foggy at times.
Minimum temperature: 6/1 ° C
Maximum temperature: 9/14 ° C
Vietor: J, 10-20 km / h
Source: meteo.sk

You can find a more detailed weather forecast in individual regions of Slovakia over the next seven days at pocasie.teraz.sk



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