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A ‘Polar Vortex’ May Be Lurking Above Europe in February

  • Western Europe seen warmer than normal amid low pressure
  • Spots of cold weather seen in Italy and Balkans, bringing snow
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Europeans can expect some relief this month after the most ferocious cold blast in a decade, provided polar air masses stay at bay.

February should be warmer than average in western Europe as warm Atlantic air spills into the region, according to all five meteorologists surveyed by Bloomberg. While snow is set to melt across the continent and cracks form in frozen lakes and rivers, eastern Europe will likely see normal frosty weather for the time of year.