Impressive satellite presentation of deepening low in SW North Sea – Oct 13, 11:00 UTC

An impressive surface cyclone is rotating between Netherlands and UK today, with a few storms with threat for heavy rain and strong winds possible as described in SLGT risk for Day 1 Outlook for 13/10/2013. A well-defined SFC low will continue to produce excessive rainfall throughout the day where high accumulations are expected across the western Belgium and Netherlands.

Surface analysis. Source:

Surface pressure mesoanalysis. Source:

An impressive satellite presentation of a textbook cyclone located off Netherlands and UK:

VIS satellite view of the cyclone. Source:

VIS satellite animation. Source:

Here are a couple of radar scans from surrounding radar sites, showing a band of precipitation along the frontal boundary rounding the the low. Several tens mm of rain have already been reported, along with winds gusting up to 70-80 km/h along the coasts.

Belgium composite radar. Source:

UK radar. Source: MetOffice UK

UK radar. Source:

W Europe radar. Source:

W Europe radar animation. Source:

Follow the ongoing situation on France radar, Netherlands radar, Belgium radar, UK radar and satellite pages.