Overview of the warnings
The British islands (Ireland, GB) are both on a storm warning, especially in far NW GB the storm is currently nearly reaching hurricane force. As always, hurricane force is more easily reached in the mountains than in lowland. A thunderstorm early warning has been issued for large parts of the central Iberian peninsula. In Scandinavia several snow warnings have been issued, especially in SW Norway the highest warning level has been publicized.
The satellite image in both the infrared and the visible spectrum show clearly a jet stream over the N Atlantic which makes an arc N of the British islands and then dissipates towards the E. The presence of a jet stream is also verified by the 500hPa maps. The other end of the visible cloud band of the jet stream is located just in the center of the N Atlantic. A very unorganized area of clouds, a combination of cumuli types and stratus types, covers most of the E half of Europe.
Radar imagery central Europe
Strong rain showers have moved eastwards in Germany during the day, however now they are only left in the E half. A small warm front (verified by the ground observations map) is reaching ashore the Baltic sea. In central Austria there is an area of rain, which, however consists of Stratus-like clouds.
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