Remember the weather a few weeks ago? This week’s pick looks deeper into the exceptionally warm European weather in February. According to the Royal Netherlands Meteorolgical Institute this was a one-in-200-year event with temperatures reaching 18.3 °C in Scotland, and 21.2 °C in London.

Previous studies already showed that summer heatwaves are 30 times more likely and heat extremes will occur more often than cold extremes, we have seen this happening a few weeks ago as well as last summer.

The more normal weather of the last weeks with a lot of rain should be more than welcome, as in Belgium, the stock of groundwater has still not recovered from the extremely dry weather last year.

°Consequences – Ice cream in February?