Storm Jorge impacts the British Isles

March 1st, 2020 |

Meteosat-11 Water Vapor (6.25 µm) images, with hourly plots of surface wind barbs and gusts (in knots) [click to play animation | MP4]

Meteosat-11 Water Vapor (6.25 µm) images, with hourly plots of surface wind barbs and gusts (in knots) [click to play animation | MP4]

EUMETSAT Meteosat-11 Water Vapor (6.25 µm) images (above) showed the large field of strong surface winds associated with Storm Jorge as it approached the British Isles on 29 February – 01 March 2020. Peak wind gusts of 70 knots were recorded in Ireland.

Surface analyses from the Ocean Prediction Center (below) indicated that the Hurricane Force occluded low reached a minimum pressure of 952 hPa at 06 UTC on 29 February.

Surface analyses, from 00 UTC on 29 February to 06 UTC on 01 March [click to enlarge]

Surface analyses, from 00 UTC on 29 February to 06 UTC on 01 March [click to enlarge]