2017.12.18 – ESC European Windstorm Update: Storm warning for Iceland, watches for UK & Norway

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.