Severe winds hit northwestern Europe at the weekend 31. October – 1. November 2020.
Trio of cyclones gradually has brought severe winds mainly in Norway, the UK, Spain, Sweden and France – last from the cyclonic systems, ex-hurricane Zeta, has arrived above the UK on Sunday.
The highest wind gusts were reached in the mountains, but windstorm-force gusts (above 110 km/h) has been reached in many coastal areas of northwestern Europe.
In Juvvasshoe, Norwy, 1893 MASL has been measured 162 km/h, in Belach Na Ba, the UK, 773 MASL 159 km/h, in Nestares, Spain, 870 MASL, 144 km/h and in Sylarna, Sweden 112 km/h wind gusts in higher elevated regions.
From lower situated and coastal areas, the strongest wind gusts has been reached in Aultbea, the UK, 11 MASL, 131 km/h, Somna-Kveloyfjellet, Norway, 302 MASL, 130 km/h, Krakenes, Norway, 41 MASL, 121 km/h or Lerwick, the UK, 82 MASL, 120 km/h wind gusts.
Before cold front associated with ex-hurricane Zeta, very warm air is flowing at the beginning of November 2020 above continental Europe /a topic of the next article/, but on the back side of the system, next dose of Arctic air will be shifting over western and northwestern Europe during next days (maps below).
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