The stuff winter dreams are made of
When snowflakes trickle down from the sky, children and winter sports enthusiasts are happy. Snow is generally less popular with drivers. Snow transforms the landscape and appears peaceful, but this form of precipitation has a lot to offer. Snow crystals are the basis, and each one is unique.
Lots of fresh snow in the Northern Alps
From Friday until well into the coming week, the Alpine region will be subject to a strong northerly current, with the jet stream running right over the Alps. This northerly current will bring cold and intermittently moist air to the north side of the Alps and accumulate on the mountains. This will result in considerable amounts of fresh snow over several days!
On the way to the world's warmest year
After a moderate start to the year, temperatures have been at record levels since June. This is primarily due to the El Niño climate phenomenon, which has a particularly strong impact on ocean temperatures. Given the current circumstances and further forecasts, it is virtually certain that 2023 will set new standards in the end.
Polar vortex and first winter trend
In late fall and winter, attention is always focused on the stratospheric polar vortex. Its characteristics and behavior also have an influence on the actual weather layer – the troposphere – with a time lag. In addition, the latest long-term forecasts for the winter months were published by ECMWF and NOAA on November 5th.
Northern Lights over the Alps again
Northern lights are rare in the Alpine region, they are mainly seen in polar regions. Tonight and on Monday night, however, you also have the chance to see them here - for the second time this fall.
Weather Newsflash World
Every day, the weather somewhere in the world makes headlines, be it through severe weather, new records or extraordinary phenomena. We cover the most significant weather events in detail in our own MeteoBlogs. The other interesting and important weather news are summarized in this Newsflash.
Stormy start to November with storm Ciarán in Western Europe
Tomorrow Wednesday, a big storm named Ciarán will form over the Atlantic under rapid strengthening, which will subsequently move over southern England to the North Sea during the night on Thursday and on Thursday, bringing gale-force winds of up to about 150 km/h in parts, especially in southern England and northern France, and here especially in Brittany. Associated with this are also in the western English Channel and on the west coast of France also high waves of over 10 meters in places.
Leaf discoloration in autumn – why?
At the moment, many woody plants are once again showing their particularly beautiful side; the fall coloration is in full swing, but due to the warmest autumn since measurements began and the lack of frost in the swiss plateau, it is much later than in other years. But what processes lead to the discoloration and what exactly happens?
Acapulco under threat of category 5 cyclone
Contrary to the forecasts of recent days, Hurricane Otis is intensifying alarmingly in the Pacific just before making landfall in the Acapulco region.
The foehn – warm and turbulent
The Foehn is one of the best known weather phenomena of the Alps, but it is not limited to this region alone. Foehn phenomena occur all over the world when mountains overflow. Foehn is warm, dry and turbulent. Some people are happy about the pleasant temperatures, others complain about headaches. Research into the origin of the balmy wind has a long tradition in the Alpine countries. But how does it originate?