Intense wind storm enters west Europe – Oct 27, 21:30 UTC

Rapid cyclogenesis is taking place just SW of United Kingdom, with the warm front spreading heavy rain into NW France and S UK. The biggest storm to hit Britain in a decade, already caused travel chaos, as rail operators cancel services and airports ground flights.


Latest satellite scan. Source: EUMETSAT / Sat24.com


latest radar. Source: WeatherOnline UK

Area was under the MDT risk area of DAY 1 Outlook for 27/10/2013. There are reports of many fallen trees, power outages and property damage. On the coast, waves are reaching heights around 7-8 meters.


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The storm is also affecting parts of France, Benelux and Germany, where there are already reports of severe wind gusts.

  • 157 km/h Cairngorms (1245 m, UK)
  • 139 km/h Aonach Mòr (1130 m, UK)
  • 131 km/h Pembrey Burrows (6 m, UK)
  • 122 km/h Capel Curig (215 m, UK)
  • 119 km/h The Cairnwell (933 m, UK)
  • 117 km/h Great Dun Fell (847 m, UK)
  • 112 km/h Mace Head (23 m, Ireland)
  • 111 km/h Glen Ogle (564 m, UK)
  • 109 km/h Aberdaron (94 m, UK)
  • 106 km/h St. Catherine’s Pt (24 m, UK)
  • 104 km/h Ploumanac’h (58 m, France)
  • 104 km/h Mumbles (32 m, UK)
  • 104 km/h Le Talut (43 m, France)
  • 101 km/h Euro Platform (18 m, Netherlands)
  • 101 km/h Giessen (195 m, Germany)
  • 98 km/h Solent MRSC (13 m, UK)
  • 96 km/h Brest/Guipavas (99 m, France)
  • 96 km/h Alderney Channel Is (71 m, UK)
  • 94 km/h K13-A (30 m, Netherlands)
  • 94 km/h Kiel Lighthouse (23 m, Germany)
  • 94 km/h Malin Head (25 m, Ireland)
  • 94 km/h Aberporth (134 m, UK)
  • 93 km/h Hoorn-a Sea (40 m, Netherlands)
  • 93 km/h RNAS Culdrose (84 m, UK)
  • 93 km/h A12-cpp Sea (33 m, Netherlands)
  • 93 km/h Jersey Airport (84 m, UK)
  • 93 km/h Isle of Portland (52 m, UK)
  • 93 km/h Landivisiau (115 m, France)

The intense wind storm will move east, bringing damaging wind gusts across the HIGH risk area of DAY 1 Outlook for 28/10/2013.

Follow this powerful storm system over western Europe on Ireland radar, UK radar, France radar, Belgium radar, Netherlands radar and satellite pages.