Windstorm Brian hits Ireland & the UK – update

Cyclone Brian has reached Ireland and the United Kingdom: peak winds up to 110-130 km/h are being reported. Details below.

Current situation

Brian’s center is currently located over central Ireland, at central pressure of 976 mbar, significantly up from yesterday’s values below 970 mbar. Peak reported winds are in 110-130 km/h range: Fastnet Lighthouse (Ireland) – 165 km/h, Bouee 62107 (SW of Cornwall, UK) – 126 km/h, Sherkin Island (Ireland) – 112 km/h, Shannon Airport (Ireland) – 101 km/h, Mumbles (UK) – 108 km/h, Pembrey Sands UK) – 104 km/h. Winds are currently peaking at 80-90 km/h in western Wales, Cornwall, parts of Devon and most of Ireland.

Storm Brian centered over Ireland, current mean sea level pressure is 976 mbar. Maps: Meteociel.fr.

Peak wind gusts across Ireland and the UK in the early morning. Maps: Meteociel.fr.

Forecast

The cyclone will move eastwards through the day, greadually filling and diminishing in strength. Nevertheless, peak winds of up to 100-120 km/h are still expected across the Celtic Sea, parts of Wales, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, possibly even further east as well as over the English Channel.


AROME model guidance for peak wind gusts across Ireland and the UK in the early afternoon. Maps: Wxcharts.eu.

Strong winds, gusting locally up to 110-130 km/h are also expected over parts of northern and western France, including Normandy, Brittany and Loire.


AROME model guidance for peak wind gusts across parts of northern and western France in the early afternoon. Maps: Wxcharts.eu.

Expect another update in the afternoon.