There are currently two storm systems in Europe.
Storm DIETHELM III is currently located on the southwestern coast of Norway, and continues to be quite a strong storm, with a central pressure of only 967hPa, and peak gusts of 133km/h having been registered in Germany. However, the storm is expected to dissolve within the coming 24 hours.
A much more interesting system is that named EDILBERT, which is currently approaching the French coast. It is difficult to estimate current wind speeds; peak gusts of 106km/h have been reported from the French Atlantic coast, however the main wind field is yet to make landfall. The storm currently has a central pressure of 980hPa. The low-pressure system itself is expected to move through the English Chanel, however the main storm field is expected to stay much further south, with severe storm gusts to be expected along the French coast and in parts of Spain. There is still uncertainty as to where the storm will move thereafter, however it looks like parts of Italy, and the Adriatic coast of the Balkans should brace for some uncomfortable conditions.
Storm warnings and watches have been issued accordingly.
Find the European Windstorm Overview, as well as Storm Warnings and Watches below:
A strong storm system by the name of “DIETHELM” is currently located off the Norwegian coast in the Norwegian sea. The main wind field of the storm is located to its south, and is expected to bring stormy and potentially dangerous conditions to much of northern Europe & the Baltic sea in the coming hours, as the storm moves eastwards over these areas.
The peak gust registered today until time of writing was 130km/h, registered on a Norwegian oil platform.
A severe storm warning – meaning that gusts over 120km/h are likely to take place within the coming 24 hours – was issued for the Northern UK, the North sea islands, southern Norway, southern Sweden, as well as Denmark and the coasts of Germany, Poland, Kaliningrad and Lithuania.
A storm warning, issued for gusts exceeding 70km/h, was put in place for most of the bordering regions, and also northern Ireland, the Baltic Islands & Baltic States, much of Scandinavia, Poland, and parts of Belarus, the Ukraine and Germany.
A storm watch was issued for the remaining areas of Ireland and the UK, as storm gusts are possible there between now and 48 hours from now.
Below, you will find the ESC European Windstorm Overview, Warnings & Watches.
A strong storm system is currently located off the coast of Greenland, packing gusts well above 125km/h and a central pressure of only 960hPa. The storm is expected to move northeastwards over the coming two days.
A storm warning has been issued for Iceland as well as the islands of the northern North Sea; in these areas, storm gusts are to be expected due to this storm within the next 24 hours.
A storm watch has been issued for the far north and far northwest of the UK as storm gusts are possible there today and tomorrow, however the forecasts are far from certain. For a similar reason, a storm watch has been issued for parts of the Norwegian coast, where storm gusts will be possible tomorrow.
Below, you will find the ESC European Windstorm Overview, as well as the warnings and watches.
Severe storm “WALTER”, which brought peak gusts of over 200km/h to the northern UK yesterday, is now located off the Norwegian coast with a central pressure of 961hPa. Reports of hurricane-forced gusts around 150km/h are coming in from oil rigs in the north sea; the Norwegian Gulifax Platform has reported a peak gust of 156km/h.
The storm will largely stay out to sea, however there may still be some severe storm gusts at the Norwegian coast, and storm gusts are also to be expected throughout much of mainland Denmark. A storm / severe storm warning has been issued where appropriate.
A storm watch was issued for the southern and western parts of Ireland, as towards the end of the forecast period – roughly 48 hours from now – wind speeds are expected to pick up as a new storm system approaches from the Northern Atlantic.
Below, you will find the ESC European Windstorm Overview, as well as the Windstorm Warnings & Watches.