Before a Siberian winter, southern parts of Europe this week have experienced with extremely warm winter weather.
The hottest was in Palermo, Sicily, +29,5°C – only 0,1°C from all-time Italian temperature record in February from the year 1977.
Airport Punta Raisi had a tropical night with minimum temperature +21,0°C.
Similar heatwave in southern Europe appeared before extreme Siberian blast in January 2021, too /https://mkweather.com/2021/01/11/weather-in-europe-has-crashed-tropical-day-in-italy-302c-the-hottest-january-day-ever/; https://mkweather.com/2021/01/13/the-weather-went-completely-crazy-black-sea-coast-with-tropical-316celsius//.
Last days, extremely warm air shifted more to the north – in North Macedonia was measured +23,6°C, in Hungary +18,1°C or in Austria +17,6°C. In North Macedonia it is the highest temperature in the first February decade in history, in Hungary and Austria, temperature records for this period moving above +20°C.
Meanwhile, in Poland on Friday, 5. February 2021 has started extreme Siberian codlwave /https://mkweather.com/2021/02/05/reserve-around-5c-near-gfs-outputs-real-temperatures-are-colder-than-returned-values// and extreme outputs for the next weekend have appeared /https://mkweather.com/2021/02/06/ecmwf-100-year-winter-38c-and-28c-in-850-hpa-over-carpathians-the-craziest-outputs-we-have-ever-seen-2021/; https://mkweather.com/2021/02/06/gfs-is-confirming-a-100-year-winter-temperatures-up-to-37c-are-real//.
Upcoming Siberian frosts probably will be stronger than in January, when -39,6°C was measured in northern Italy /https://mkweather.com/2021/01/11/dolina-di-campoluzzo-italy-siberian-396celsius//, -34,1°C / -35,8°C in the Spain /https://mkweather.com/2021/01/07/siberian-winter-in-the-spain-341c-new-national-temperature-record// or -29,7°C in Poland /https://mkweather.com/2021/01/19/surprising-night-in-poland-biebrzy-297c//.