More detail: NIKLAS

Storm NIKLAS affected central Europe from the 30th of March until the 1st of April 2015. It was also during this time period, that the minimum central pressure of 971hPa NIKLAS ever reached was registered over the North Sea (31.03.2015, 06UTC). See the map below.

2015.03.31 06UTC

Click to enlarge – UK Met Office analysis of the storm at its minimum pressure of 971hPa over the north sea.


At  the same time, the satellite image below was taken. Note that there even was some weak thunderstorm activity along the second cold front.

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Click to enlarge – The storm “NIKLAS” at its maximum over the North Sea. Note the thunderstorm activity in teh second cold front over N Germany.



  • 205km/h (Svinoy, Norway)
  • 191km/h (Zugspitze [Mountain], Germany, 2962m)
  • 166km/h (Nebelhorn [Mountain], Germany)
  • 165km/h (Crap Masegn [Mountain], Switzerland, 2481m)