Impacts of 2006's Weather: Major Stories of the Year


Unusual European Weather

Roger Brugge, University of Reading, Reading, Berks., United Kingdom

This talk will briefly describe some of the more interesting weather of Europe in 2006, with facts, figures and varied anecdotes. Very low temperatures in W Russia spread W across Europe during January, followed by damaging snowfalls in February in central Europe. Further snowfalls in March melted and with heavy rainfall led to flooding in SE Europe - these continued into April. May turned hot in Spain, and pollen clouds wafted across N Europe. June brought more storms before July gave many countries their hottest month on record. For much of western Europe the remainder of summer and autumn continued very warm - autumn was remarkably warm, with a late start to the skiing season as a result.

Session 1, Major International Events
Tuesday, 16 January 2007, 8:25 AM-9:45 AM, Ballroom C2

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