2017.12.23 – ESC European Windstorm Update: Storm DIETHELM moving through northern Europe

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.