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))!

Exceptional satellite view of the deep cyclone over W France this morning! Note the wispy cloud structure wrapping around the southern part of the core, suggesting evaporational cooling in the area and sinking of air, enhancing maximum winds. Image: EUMETSAT.

Peak wind gusts across France this morning – maximum value of 161 km/h was reached at Ile de Ré – Saint-Clément-des-Baleines (17). Map: Meteociel.fr
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Mean sea level pressure across France: the lowest reported value was at 956 mbar. Map: Meteociel.fr
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