Exceptionally deep cyclone Ana/Yves hits W France this morning – winds over 160 km/h reported!
Exceptional view of the very deep cyclone Ana/Yves currently over NW France! Central mean sea level pressure has dropped all the way to 956 mbar, a very deep system for so far south! Slender wisps of clouds wrapping around the core of the system suggest evaporational cooling in the area and sinking of air, enhancing maximum winds. Peak winds of 161 km/h have been reported in western Pays de la loire and Pointou-Charentes (station Ile de Ré – Saint-Clément-des-Baleines (17))!