Windy conditions are nothing unusual in Iceland, thanks to its exposed position in the Northern Atlantic. However, the coming days promise to bring wind speeds that may cause complications even in Iceland.
A nameless severe storm system, currently located on the eastern coast of Greenland with a central pressure of 964 hPa, is expected to gradually move towards Iceland and further intensify. Wind peaks are calculated to exceed 145km/h currently, and are expected to reach up to 180km/h within the 48-hour forecast period.
Therefore, a severe storm warning has been issued for Iceland, but also for the island of the North Sea; in these areas, one should brace for some very rough conditions between 12 and 48 hours from now.
A severe storm watch has been issued for the coast of Norway, as the storm system’s severe storm gusts may affect it between 24 and 48 hours from now.
A storm watch has been issued for the British Isles, as the outskirts of this storm will move across the islands between 24 and 48 hours from now, however at much lower intensity than in the other areas.
Below, you will find the ESC European Windstorm Overview, Warnigns & Watches
Storm BURGLIND, which dominated Central European weather for the past few days, has moved off and dissipated into little more than a slight atmospheric depression. Storm gusts persisted, however, especially in the Alps, where peak gusts of close to 150km/h have been registered today thanks to a storm located in the North Sea and named CHRISTINE. The storm has a central pressure of 983 hPa, however is expected to weaken and not be a significant threat to any region. Nonetheless, a storm warning has been issued for the coasts of Germany and the Netherlands, and a storm watch has been issued for much of central Europe.
A second storm is currently located over the northern Atlantic; storm ALJA, at a central pressure of 995 hPa. Peak gusts in this system currently exceed 130km/h, however the storm is expected to lose force and not post a significant threat to the British Isles.
Also of note: A storm warning has been issued for the islands of the North Sea, as stormy conditions are expected there today, and Iceland has been placed under a storm watch for the possibility of increased wind speeds between 24 and 36 hours from now.
Below you will find the European Windstorm Overview, as well as the issued storm warnings & watches.
Orkan BURGLIND, derzeit mit einem mittleren Luftdruck von 966hPa, trifft heute auf Mitteleuropa – und das mit ziemlicher Wucht. Spitzenböen von bis zu 174km/h wurden bereits an der Wetterstation auf dem Gipfel des deutschen Berges Zugspitze gemessen, und Orkanböen sind auch in weiten teilen des Deutschen, Benelux und Französischen Flachlandes zu erwarten. Sturmböen werden in einem noch größeren Gebiet zu erwarten sein. Nach derzeitigen Vorhersagen wird der Sturm innerhalb von 24 Stunden nach Osten abziehen, doch der nächste Sturm ist möglicherweise nicht fern; schon jetzt befindet sich ein weiteres Tief mit dem Namen CHRISTINA über dem Atlantik, welches zumindest auf den Britischen Inseln erneut für etwas Sturm sorgen könnte.
Derzeitige Spitzenböen durch BURGLIND:
174km/h – Zugspitze, Deutschland
161km/h – Great Dun Fell, UK
161km/h – Säntis, Schweiz
152km/h – La Dole, Schweiz
150km/h – Jungfraujoch, Schweiz
144km/h – Napf, Schweiz
144km/h – Pilatus, Schweiz
140km/h – Vlissingen, Niederlande
Unten finden sie die ESC Orkan-Übersicht sowie die Sturmwarnungen und Sturmvorwarnungen.
Severe Storm BURGLIND, with a central pressure of 966 hPa, is striking central Europe today – and striking hard. Peak gusts of 174km/h have already been registered on the peak of the Zugspitze mountain in southern Germany, and full hurricane-forced gusts are expected also in the lowland throughout much of Germany, the Benelux and France. Storm gusts are expected to affect a much broader area. The storm is predicted to move off towards the east within the next 24 hours, however the next storm may not be far away; a low-pressure system by the name of Christina is already approaching over the northern Atlantic, and is expected to bring stormy conditions at least to the UK.
Current peak gusts of storm BURGLIND:
174km/h – Zugspitze, Germany
161km/h – Great Dun Fell, UK
161km/h – Säntis, Switzerland
152km/h – La Dole, Switzerland
150km/h – Jungfraujoch, Switzerland
144km/h – Napf, Switzerland
144km/h – Pilatus, Switzerland
140km/h – Vlissingen, Netherlands
Below you will find the ESC European Windstorm Overview, as well as the windstorm warnings and watches.