Monthly Archives: November 2017

2017.11.21 – ESC European Windstorm Update: Strong Windstorm headed for UK; Watches issued

Though the situation is overall calm in most of Europe, a low-pressure system lingering over the northern Atlantic is expected to bring some stormy and potentially hazardous conditions to the UK and the northern coasts of western Europe soon.

The low pressure system currently has a central pressure of 987hPa, and peak gusts are currently at only around 80km/h. However, over the course of the coming night a well-defined storm field is expected to form, which will then move northeastwards along the English Channel on Wednesday. In much of the UK, peak gusts of over 100km/h, sometimes over 120km/h, are to be expected. Southeastern Ireland as well as parts of the French coast may also be impacted by hurricane-forced gusts. Severe storm watches have been issued accordingly on the maps below.
Storm gusts are also expected along the coasts of France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and in Denmark as well as the southwestern coast of Norway. A storm watch has been issued for these areas.
As generally stormy conditions persist in much of the Northern Atlantic, storm gusts are also expected to continue in Iceland, with a storm warning having been issued.

Below you will find the ESC European Windstorm Overview, as well as the windstorm warnings and watches.

2017.11.01 – ESC European Windstorm Update: Relative Calm in much of Europe

Today’s situation in Europe is fairly calm. A storm named INGOLF is currently located to the northeast of Iceland, with peak gusts of around 100km/h and a central pressure of 984 hPa.

A storm warning has been issued for the islands of the North Sea, as storm gusts are expected here within the next 24 hours. Individual storm gusts may also take place on the Baltic islands as well as the far north of the UK and the coast of Norway. Storm watches have been issued for these regions. A storm watch has also been issued for Iceland, as storm gusts are possible from time to time within the next 48 hours.

Below are the European Windstorm Overview & Warnings and Watches maps.