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: Meteocentre.com
Surface pressure mesoanalysis. Source: Meteociel.fr
An impressive satellite presentation of a textbook cyclone located off Netherlands and UK:
VIS satellite view of the cyclone. Source: sat24.com
VIS satellite animation. Source: Meteociel.fr
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: Meteo.be
UK radar. Source: MetOffice UK
UK radar. Source: Meteociel.fr
W Europe radar. Source: WeatherOnline.co.uk
W Europe radar animation. Source: Meteociel.fr