This is the ESC European Windstorm Overview, issued at 0930UTC on the 21.12.2016.
There is currently 1 storm system in the region.
Storm ZARINA is located in the far north of the North Sea, with a central pressure of currently only 942hPa. A peak gust of 166km/h has been registered in Norway. ZARINA is currently battering the west coast of Norway and some North Sea Islands with hurricane-forced winds – ESC has therefore issued a severe storm warning for those regions. The storm is also impacting the rest of the North Sea, Iceland as well as the northern parts of the UK and Ireland; regular storm warnings were issued for these regions. As ZARINA continues to move towards the northeast, wind speeds will pick up in the Baltic within the next 24 hours as well, making a storm warning necessary for some land masses adjacent to the ocean. It is possible that storm gusts occur at the southern coast of Norway and in Denmark towards the end of the 24-hour forecast period, hence a storm watch has been issued for these regions.
Below are the ESC Overview as well as the warnings and watches maps.
Dark red: Severe storm warning (>120km/h likely within 24h)
Red: Storm warning (>70km/h likely within 24h)
Yellow: Storm watch (>70km/h possible within 48h)