The meteorological analysis tells us that severe bad weather is about to arrive. But the cold could soon make its appearance in our country. This meteorological phenomenon, described as exceptional, should actually be considered as nnormal seasonal event. However, considering the mild temperatures recorded in January, the arrival of cold weather could represent a significant change.
When is the cold expected to arrive?
According to forecasts, the cold could arrive next week. It has long been hypothesized that the month of February could be characterized by typical winter weather conditions. Recent monthly projections, made by industry experts, support this thesis and have undergone modifications to adapt to the signals coming from the atmosphere.
We continue to detect signals that indicate a possible weakening of the Polar Vortex, with consequences that could also affect Italy. A similar weakening occurred between the second half of December and early January, “bringing intense cold and snowfall” to many areas of Europe.
In Italy, however, no significant events were recorded, except for some gusts of cold air that affected the eastern sectors of the continent.
The possible consequences of the cold
This time, however, the situation could be different. An oceanic anticyclonic block could form which, in turn, could favor the emergence of arctic air. The latter could take advantage of the pre-existing area of the Atlantic depression to reach our seas. In this stageWinter could finally have its revenge, with a cold snap that is not only temporary, but could be the first in a series of arctic attacks.
Furthermore, the possibility of a much-discussed freezing phenomenon that could occur later than expected cannot be ruled out. It is important to remember that until March we will still be in the winter season.
In conclusion, the arrival of cold weather could represent a “significant change” with respect to the mild temperatures recorded until now. Forecasts indicate that this event could occur as early as next week and could be the first in a series of cold waves that will characterize the month of February.