HIGH risk for severe wind threat verified across the W Europe – Oct 28, 17:30 UTC
A severe wind storm, named Christian, has hit western Europe badly with damaging severe wind gusts. Numerous fallen/uprooted trees, grounded flights, several fatalities, flooding and extensive damage are a result of very powerful storm system which rapidly developed last night over eastern Atlantic and swept through the western Europe. Wind gusts between 120 and 170 km/h have been reported across a broad area, while coastal areas of NW Germany experienced wind gusts up to 193 km/h. Truly a remarkable damaging storm in the last decades! Satellite imagery showed an impressive storm structure of this powerful system, centered over North Sea this afternoon.