A short, but regionally very strong warm spell hit Europe on 14.-15. January 2022, only 2-3 days before an expected severe cooldown, with the next peak of winter.
The warmest, in comparison with long-term averages, was in Oslo, Norway, where +12,5°C was measured, which is the highest maximum temperature measured in the city in January in all-time history.
From Central Europe, the warmest was in Sopron, Hungary, +15,7°C, and Koeflach, Austria, +17,3°C.
Even warmer was in Knin, Croatia, +18,1°C, Makarska, Croatia, +18,5°C /according to update even +18,8°C/, and Neum, Bosnia and Herzegovina, +18,5°C.
Cold from on a front side of Azores high above Western Europe is forecast to move above continental Europe and Balkan around 18. January 2022, with a subsequent strengthening of frosts and a possibility of temperatures below -20°C in valleys.
The latest runs predicted the next peaks of coldwaves for Central Europe between 18.-23. and 27.-30. January 2022 (will be updated already in the following article, and parts of Europe in the next Mkweather articles).
It´s a possibility that it is the last similar anomalously warm temperatures in large parts of Europe until the end of January 2022.
A warmer period is forecast sometimes around 24.-26. January 2022 only and then, in almost all February and March 2022 /https://mkweather.com/spring-2022-will-come-in-february-nao-and-extremely-warm-early-spring-conditions-in-february-and-march-2022-are-predicted-cfs-ecmwf/ and links inside/.
Before early-spring conditions, therefore, will be prepared for the next severe frosts.
Illustration map: wxcharts.com (15.1.2022. 00Z T850 hPa anomaly)