Extreme coldwave forecasted for around 7. January 2021 was shifted to a little later period, between 8.-11. January 2022.
On 7. January 2022, evening the minimum temperature in Gielas, Sweden, reached already -38,3°C and temperature during the night to Saturday, and practically all the next 4 mornings will be decreasing.
Breaking of -40°C threshold is very probable and maybe we will really see a surprise in a form of the lowest measured temperature in Europe, excluding European Russia, lower than during the legendary early-winter blast in December 2021 (-43,8°C: https://mkweather.com/the-worst-predictions-came-true-sweden-427c-the-lowest-temperature-in-naimakka-in-december-in-all-time-history/
The most probable coldest regions will be situated in northern Sweden, but extremely cold should be parts of Norway or Finland, too.
Partially will be hit the Baltic region, mainly Estonia, with possible temperatures later below -25°C.
Only in the last articles, we have described, that extremely cold and long winter conditions are currently forecast for many parts of Europe: https://mkweather.com/central-europe-expects-a-10-day-coldwave-it-will-start-in-5-days-and-brings-20c-temperatures-and-lower-almost-every-day/; https://mkweather.com/eastern-europe-25c-with-2-peaks-of-severe-winter-11-14-and-18-21-january-2022/; https://mkweather.com/the-next-peak-of-winter-for-turkey-east-with-30c-and-northern-middle-east-frosts-and-snowing-below-1000-masl-after-15-january-2022/; https://mkweather.com/12-days-of-severe-frosts-for-italy-15c-apennines-25c-alps-and-balkan-20c-carpathians-25c-dinaric-mountains/; https://mkweather.com/spain-10c-and-portugal-5c-with-a-long-term-10-day-coldwave-ahead/; https://mkweather.com/france-20c-benelux-15c-10-days-of-severe-frosts-ahead-start-already-in-5-days/; https://mkweather.com/british-islands-10-days-of-severe-frosts-ahead-start-already-in-5-days/.
Severe and very cold winter conditions hit in the next period practically all Europe, North Africa, and later western Asia and even northern India.
It appears, that while European mid-latitudes will be flooded by extremely cold air from the Arctic or Siberia, in central and parts of northern Scandinavia should appear warmer period above 0°C around 13.-15. January 2022 and a subsequent return of frosts should be a little milder than the next 4 mornings.
Therefore, Scandinavia is remaining in the next 4 days in our watch – about possible temperatures below -40,0°C we will inform soon on our homepage.
Illustration picture. Source: wetterzentrale.de