2016.10.22 - ESC European Windstorm Overview / Warnings / Watches

#1 by Linus , Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:45 pm

Here is today’s ESC European windstorm overview, issued October 22nd 2016 at 11:30 UTC.

There are currently two storm systems in the region.

Severe storm NICOLE is located near the east coast of Greenland. Its central pressure is 981hPa, peak gusts currently exceed 135km/h. A gust of 83km/h has been registered in Greenland. The system is forecast to remain more or less stationary between the eastern coast of Greenland and Iceland. NICOLE's storm field may affect Iceland early in the 24-hour forecast period, however there are big uncertainties with the forecast and hence ESC only issued a storm watch for Iceland.
A new, nameless storm is located between to the northwest of Portugal and southwest of Ireland. Its central pressure is 993hPa, and this is the first ESC overview in which this storm is being tracked. Peak gusts currently exceed 115km/h. As of now, the storm field of this low pressure system is not affecting land masses, but it is forecast to strike the southwest of the UK and the far NW of France with gusts of up to 85km/h within the next 24 hours, therefore a storm warning has been issued for the region. Storm watches have been issued for southern Ireland, southern UK, the west coast of France and parts of the northern coast of Spain because there may be storm gusts in these regions within the next 48 hours due to this new system.

Below are the ESC overview as well as warnings/watches maps.

Red: Storm warning (>70km/h likely within 24h)

Yellow: Storm watch (>70km/h possible within 48h)

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