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Anomalous Cold Weather Continues To Affect Northern Europe

July 8, 2019

By Paul Homewood


We heard about all the record heat in Europe last week, but who knew that much of Europe is now suffering from record cold?


“There is no heat out there” — Anomalous Cold continues across Europe’s Nordic Nations





This post is based on an article on Electroverse.

To put it into perspective, here are some of the quotes:


Europe’s Nordic nations will remain decidedly colder-than-average over the coming days with still no sign of summer in sight, according to the Finnish Meteorological Institute.

“There is no heat out there,” says FMI Meteorologist Jari Tuovinen.

Instead, Tuovinen adds, there will likely be a new cold record-or-two set along Finland’s Eastern border on Monday, July 08 — a chilly 10C (50F) is predicted, which could bring new low daily-max temperature records for the month of July to the region.

Norway is expecting even colder temps — locally, a few degrees C below zero is in the forecast.

While it looks set to be a similar story in neighbouring Sweden, also.


In another article concerning Saxony, Electroverse also report:


On the back of the well documented 3-days of heat last week, Germany is now setting multiple new record low temperatures as the anticipated and long-lasting Arctic front begins to take hold.

The mercury in Rotenburg, Lower Saxony plunged to 2.9C (37.2F) on Thursday morning — low enough to break the town’s all-time record cold temperature for the month of July which had stood since 1946, according to

The new record low temperature comes just days after Germany logged an all-time record high — serving as further evidence of the swings-between-extremes brought on by low solar activity and the associated weakening of the jet stream.


Along with Rotenburg, many other regions of Germany also registered record-low temperatures on Thursday morning.

I’ve listed a few below (data again courtesy of

  • Quickborn: 4C (39.2F) — lowest July temperature since 1999.
  • Göttingen: 4C (39.2F) — lowest July temperature since 1996.
  • Soltau: 4.1C (39.4F) — lowest July temperature since 1986.
  • Friesoythe: 4.7C (40.5F) –lowest July temperature since 1971.
  • Lippstadt: 4.8C (40.6F) — lowest July temperature since 1990.
  • Diepholz: 5.1C (41.2F) — lowest July temperature since 1971.

In addition, the village of Deutschneudorf in Saxony reported ground frost this week — an event that’s only occurred on six previous occasions throughout all of Germany during the month of July.

All-Time Low Temperature Records set across Germany – Rare July Frosts Ravage Saxony – Electroverse

  1. Cameron Clark permalink
    July 8, 2019 7:36 pm

    Have a look at, which suggests a Grand Solar Minimum starting in 2020. Professor V Zharkova et al. Maybe this is the start?

    • Chaswarnertoo permalink
      July 8, 2019 9:42 pm

      Can’t punch any holes in her maths./ argument. I’m buying new skis, my lovely garden has had it….

  2. John Mirenda permalink
    July 8, 2019 7:54 pm

    Thanks for linking to and comments about the Grand Solar Minimum, this solar phenomenon may be responsible for some of these cold anomalies, and flooding, around the world.

  3. Colin Brooks permalink
    July 8, 2019 8:03 pm

    The IPCC does not take into account solar effects or cosmic ray influences because it does not understand them. The science is settled!

    • July 8, 2019 10:04 pm

      Neither does the IPCC understand how water and it’s Latent Heat works. Just too complex for it’s settled agenda.

  4. Up2snuff permalink
    July 8, 2019 8:04 pm

    Anyone on here living in Australia during 2017/18/19?

    The BBC were really quick to tell us here in the UK about some of your record hot spells during your last two summers but did you also have some miserably cold weather as well? I seem to recall seeing a chart somewhere showing some frosts somewhere in Australia.

    • Annie permalink
      July 9, 2019 2:10 am

      We did indeed. I live in North Central Victoria. We lost citrus fruit to frost in 2017 and have had some damage already this winter. The weather is milder atm but we had minimums of -5C, -4C, -3C recently. We have had down to -6C two years ago. There was a lot of early snow in May but most of that has melted; more is forecast later this week in the higher parts of the Great Dividing Range.
      Our woodstove has been going for weeks.

  5. July 8, 2019 8:14 pm

    Yes I saw this on the BBC…oh wait a minute.

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      July 9, 2019 9:55 am

      Yet we get the Alaska heat.

  6. July 8, 2019 8:47 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate- Science.

  7. Broadlands permalink
    July 8, 2019 9:00 pm

    It doesn’t seem to matter. If it’s hot, it’s global warming; if it’s freezing, it’s global warming. The science is settled so we better act as soon as possible… or one of the two will happen.

  8. wert permalink
    July 8, 2019 10:08 pm

    Tomorrow, we will be boiling in the superhot Arctic air at +14°C. /s

    I miss the times they told us even Greenland is having a heat wave of +20, or the North Pole enjoying an unprecedented heat wave of +1 degrees. Unprecedented heat wave went away and now we’re provided with a fresh bit of polar air.

    Everybody in the Northern Europe knows a little wind from Barentz will drop temps by 10 deg and wind from Sahara will add then by 10 deg. It’s called weather.

  9. Jackington permalink
    July 8, 2019 10:57 pm

    On the bright side it may force little Greta and her obnoxious mates the warmth.

  10. tom0mason permalink
    July 9, 2019 6:56 am

    I noticed that there’s could be legal challenge to to BBC’s perceived lack of impartiality coming if enough names and money can be donated…

    • It doesn't add up... permalink
      July 9, 2019 9:36 am

      Don’t forget that Parliament is due to debate BBC bias on the 15th, and that Boris attacked it Trump style at a hustings, calling it the Brexit Bashing Corporation.

      • tom0mason permalink
        July 9, 2019 5:27 pm

        Parliament will maul the BBC like the toothless sheep they are. Parliament will white wash the issue with some ‘strongish’ lisping words.

        Dragging the BBC through the courts may tamp-down some of more extreme propaganda (for a while).

        What should be asked is why tax everyone to the tune of £3billion so that the BBC can produce junk that is all about UN objectives, and not about National information, education, and entertainment (as per their charter).

  11. paul weldon permalink
    July 9, 2019 7:54 am

    For once, Paul, you are exaggerating. From your normally sticking to the facts, you are claiming record cold – who says so and on what data is it based? I would question the use of the map shown, from a website that appears to be exaggerating the situation. The map you show refers to a prognosis, as often typified by the BBC to show a heat wave that has not actually happened. Please do not use the same tactics! The anomaly shown does also not seem to be plausible – St. Petersburg, one of the areas supposedly forecast with a temperature 16C lower than normal, would only have a daily average of 2C whereas the lowest forecast for the area is 13C on Thursday. OK, we here are not quite Nordic (SW Latvia), but although the weather is colder than normal for the time of year it is not record, July so far is averaging 16C whereas 19C would be the expected average. May and June here have been exceptionally warm, with a record for average June temperatures. Nowhere near record cold for July. The change in weather has been a blessing,, not because it is cooler, but for the rain it has produced, salvaging at least some of our produce from our small-holding. The cause of the contrast in weather is simple – wind direction, more to the point, wind source.

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      July 9, 2019 9:52 am

      The Finnish Meteorological Institute. And others. Hardly scaremongers.

      • paul weldon permalink
        July 9, 2019 11:25 am

        I looked further into the origin of the chart – published on the ‘electroverse’ site, which ids dedicated to ‘decoding Earth changes during the next GSM and pole shift. It originates from a private com0pany called WX charts which is a supplier of information for energy traders. It is computer generated. Hardly the Finnish met. office. Our local area according to the prognosis should be having average temperatures around 10C below ‘average’, Reality is, it is about 4C below, and nowhere near the record for July,

    • July 9, 2019 11:03 am

      There’s also reports coming of record cold in Germany:

      Multiple All-Time Low Temperature Records set across Germany — Rare July Frosts Ravage Saxony

      • paul weldon permalink
        July 9, 2019 11:35 am

        Well, we are between Germany and Scandinavia, why have we not got record temperatures when the winds are the same? I still think it is hypocritical for you to complain at the media for using a forecast to highlight record high temperatures, when you are doing exactly the same to highlight a cold record.
        I agree that by not reporting this cold sell shows the bias of the BBC and others, but that does not excuse you doing the same. Of course, you can only know the truth by being there, so you may be excuse on that count, but I have come to respect your accuracy in quoting data, and am disappointed. I will look at the reference to Germany later’

      • paul weldon permalink
        July 9, 2019 1:35 pm

        the following ‘records’ from
        Rotenburg: 2,9 Grad (tiefste Juli-Temperatur seit 1946)
        Quickborn: 4,0 Grad (tiefste Juli-Temperatur seit 1999)
        Göttingen: 4,0 Grad (tiefste Juli-Temperatur seit 1996)
        Soltau: 4,1 Grad (tiefste Juli-Temperatur seit 1986)
        Friesoythe: 4,7 Grad (tiefste Juli-Temperatur seit 1971)
        Lippstadt: 4,8 Grad (tiefste Juli-Temperatur seit 1990)
        Diepholz: 5,1 Grad (tiefste Juli-Temperatur seit 1971)

        So the ‘records your reference site refers to are not records at all – just the coldest for so many years! Your reference site is dubious, has an agenda, just like the BBC!

      • July 9, 2019 6:56 pm

        You are wrong Paul.

        The article makes perfectly clear that Rotenberg broke the all time record for July, which was previously set in 1946.

        The others mentioned will also have set daily records.

        Either way, it has been unusually cold there.

        The point of my post was not to make a big thing out of some cold weather, as you seem to have misinterpreted, but to highlight the hypocrisy of the BBC, who are reluctant to report such events

      • tom0mason permalink
        July 9, 2019 5:37 pm

        Also note the the Scandinavia/Germany are affected by very different air-masses (from the North) compared to the UK and European areas south.,52.79,1106/loc=7.657,53.440

      • tom0mason permalink
        July 9, 2019 7:37 pm

        Gavin shows the differences across Europe very well in this video …

  12. paul weldon permalink
    July 10, 2019 8:57 am

    The site you quote, Electroverse, has produced a report which has distorted the facts.

    Rotenburg did indeed record a station record for this July, beating the previous one set in 1946. What is not mentioned is that this is the year when records began at this site, so it is a record that has been established since 1946.
    From the list of sites they quote, the 2019 July temperatures recorded are not records. As stated in both the Electroverse site, and the original site from which the data is taken, the temperatures given are not records, but the coldest minimum temperature recorded since that date. The first on the list, Quickborn, for example, recorded a lower temperature on 27th July 1999 of 2.6C. This year’s July minimum is in fact only the 7th lowest July temperature recorded at this particular site and the records there only go back to 1976! You can check out the details here:

    I have not checked out any of the other stations on the list, but I am confident you will find the situation the same.
    The site is in German, a language in which I am fluent, so I was also able to glean a little more of how the Electroverse site has distorted the ‘facts’. Electroverse mentions one site where there was a ground frost. Apparently this has only occurred a few times THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE OF GERMANY. They do not mention that on the original site it is clarified that this does not include stations at high altitude.
    I particularly found this quote misleading: ‘Norway is expecting even colder temps — locally, a few degrees C below zero is in the forecast.’
    Norway is a particularly mountainous country and many of the higher altitude sites will often record minimum temperatures below zero, even in July. To disguise that fact by calling these high-altitude measurements as ‘local’ I find incredibly misleading.

    As you say, the weather has been unusually cold in the region, but I could not avoid making the comparison of how this site has exaggerated the facts, in the same way that the BBC does with higher temperatures. I have great respect for your attempts to bring some truth to the climate change debate, but feel that in this case you have failed to realise the distortions made by the Electroverse site. As I have previously stated, they have an objective: to prove their theory correct that it is solar activity that controls the weather and eventually climate. There may be some truth in the theory, but to use the situation here as a case in point has done nothing to convince me, in fact the opposite.

    • Henning Nielsen permalink
      July 10, 2019 4:50 pm

      Yes, lots of high mountians in Norway. But is very unusual that mountain roads get closed because of snow in July, normally they open in May / June after the winter season and stay open all summer. Records are really red herrings, but when unusual cold sets in over large parts of Europe, it is hard to preach the CAGW gospel.

      However, at the monent all is bliss here in Oslo; +27 C in the shade. The Finns are freezing I guess, but we have all the oil money to bribe the heat our way. Thus ends today’s conspiracy story.

  13. July 12, 2019 2:43 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

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