VALID FOR 19-03-2019

Severe Weather Outlooks FAQ

SYNOPSIS

An upper ridge expands across the N Atlantic and western Europe, results in ejecting the cutoff low on its eastern flank from central towards the western Mediterranean. The deep trough over N Europe weakens and a shallow cold front extends from eastern Europe across the S Balkan peninsula towards the S Mediterranean. A deep trough develops across Greenland and Iceland, resulting in a deep cyclone moving east towards the Norwegian sea.

DISCUSSION

ENH risk has been issued for the SSE Iceland with threat for severe to extremely severe wind gusts. Downslope wind gusts could locally exceed 120 km/h.

ENH / SLGT risks have been issued for the Norwegian sea into western Norway with threat for severe to extremely severe wind gusts, locally reaching 110-120 km/h.

SLGT risk has been issued for west and south Iceland into the north Atlantic with threat for severe winds in excess of 90 km/h.

TSTM risk areas have been placed where convective storms are likely to occur.