Severe storm MARITA, currently located North of Ireland, is already causing storm gusts over 170km/h in the UK, and locally wind speeds can be even higher. In Ireland, there are currently 3,500 people without electricity thanks to MARITA. Warnings have been issued for big parts of Northern Europe. Please be careful in these regions! Below are the ESC overview as well as the Warnigns and Watches map.
As storm Leonie moves towards the east and is dissipating, a new and powerful storm has formed near Iceland, with peak gusts currently calculted to be exceeding 150km/h. The storm will strike the British Isles with full force today, bringing the possibility for peak gusts up to 170km/h even in non-mountainous regions in the N. The storm will move further east, and hence warnings and watches have been issued for a vast part of Northern Europe. Below are the ESC Overview as well as the Warnigns and Watches map.
Storm KARIN is currently raging in the UK and Ireland, bringing gusts up to 130km/h to the islands. ESC expects the storm to later affect parts of mainland Europe (see the warnings and watches issued). But it won’t stay calm in the British isles, because storm LEONIE is already forming over the northern Atlantic. See below for more information.
There are currently two storms that ESC tracks. Storm IRIS, located near Iceland, has caused severe storm gusts over 160km/h locally in the UK, while the other storm is quite a bit weaker and is currently lingering over the northern Atlantic. Below is the ESC overview as well as the warnings and watches.
Even though there is a nameless severe storm making landfall in Greenland currently, Europe will remain affected by a high-pressure system and hence the wind will be calm. However, the high pressure will gradually weaken and storm gusts might affect Iceland and Ireland towards the end of the forecast period.
Currently there are no windstorms in the ESC area. However, there might be storm gusts today in the far NW of the Iberian peninsula.