|European mean temperature||More
likely above average over northern Europe and parts of southern
and eastern Europe.
Colder than Winter 2007/8 over northern Europe.
average over north-east Europe (see map on left). Average or
below average over land areas of north-west Europe*.
Although Winter 2008/9 was warmer than average over north-east Europe, temperatures were lower than for the winter of 2007/8 over this area and most other parts of northern Europe.
|UK mean temperature||More likely near average or above average.||Below average|
|European precipitation totals||Below average slightly favoured over central Europe. Above average over the Mediterranean.||Below average over north and central parts of western Europe. Above average over most Mediterranean countries (see map on left).|
|UK precipitation totals||More likely average or below average||Below average|
*Northern Europe is defined as 48-75°N, north-west Europe as 20°W-20°E, 48-75°N, north-east Europe as 20-40°E, 48-75°N