Northern Europe and the U.K. will have above-normal temperatures for the next three months, while parts of Iberia and southern Europe will be cooler, according to Weather Services International.
Europe faces hotter-than-usual weather through August as German solar-energy production is set to advance to a record, potentially driving power prices lower.
The East Coast from North Carolina to Maine, including the New York area, will face almost twice the usual risk from hurricanes this season, WSI Corp. said in its latest Atlantic storm forecast.
August is about to end without an Atlantic hurricane for the first time since 2002, calling into question predictions of a more active storm season than normal.
The odds are increasing that an El Nino weather system will form this year, portending drought for Australia and Asia and a warmer winter in the U.S. Northeast.
A lack of Pacific Ocean warming and of blocking patterns in the Atlantic will probably mean warmer- than-normal weather in the eastern U.S. for the next three months, said Todd Crawford, chief meteorologist at Weather Services International.
Natural gas prices in Europe are poised to drop more than 20 percent in the first quarter amid the mildest weather since 2008, as snow storms push U.S. costs to a four-year high.
The National Weather Service is set to start repairing 70 towering buoys used to track El Nino and La Nina patterns, whose damage has led scientists to warn the accuracy of forecasts is in danger.
The second winter storm of the week swept into the U.S. Northeast with snow and ice, grounding more than 2,000 planes, closing schools and cutting power to more than a million customers.
Europe faces higher-than-normal temperatures for a fourth month in March, with Atlantic airflow displacing colder air as the winter heating season is coming to an end.
"The first half of June went according to plan, with high pressure and sunny skies and relatively light winds dominating across the north and cooler, wetter and windier conditions across the south."
- Todd Crawford on Jun 23, 2014