2017.12.08 – ESC European Windstorm Update: Severe Storm “WALTER” in Norway, Denmark

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.