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Hurricane force windstorm in parts of the Alps tonight and tomorrow morning, September 23-24!

The sharp and intense cold front that is crossing central Europe today will bring an intense, locally hurricane-force windstorm into northern and eastern Alps tonight and tomorrow morning.

The sharp and intense cold front, which is expected to cause significant severe weather in central Europe today, will graze the northern and eastern Alps tonight. Wind gusts at higher elevations in the Alps will surpass 150-170 km/h and likely approach and locally exceed 200 km/h. In fact, latest ICON-EU model guidance indicates peak gusts of 220-240 km/h! The windstorm will persist from early evening on Sunday until mid-morning on Monday.

Peak wind gusts across the Alps from Sunday evening to Monday morning, ICON-EU model guidance. Maps: