Articles tagged "2019-20 european windstorm season"

storm francis aug 25 2020

Storm Francis brings flood, damaging rainfall and record-breaking winds to UK and Ireland

Storm Francis hit parts of the UK and Ireland on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, bringing heavy rains and flooding that damaged hundreds of properties, prompted dozens of rescues, and left two people missing. The Met Office confirmed that the storm also brought...

August 26, 2020

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Storm Ellen brings record winds and heavy rain to parts of Ireland and UK

Storm Ellen brought winds as strong as a Category 1 hurricane and heavy rains to parts of the UK and Ireland through Wednesday night, August 19, 2020, leaving nearly 200 000 properties without power. Winds up to 180 km/h (112 mph) were reported off the coast of...

August 21, 2020

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Storm Ellen named, forecast to hit Ireland and UK with disruptive winds and heavy rain

The Irish Meteorological Service -- Met Éireann -- named Storm Ellen on Tuesday evening, August 18, 2020. Ellen formed over the Atlantic Ocean -- fuelled by the remnants of Hurricane "Kyle" -- and is forecast to bring disruptive and potentially...

August 19, 2020

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Storm Jorge lashes flood-hit parts of Ireland and UK after wettest February on record

Flood-stricken areas in the UK and Ireland faced further disruptions after Storm Jorge brought heavy downpour and strong winds on February 29, 2020. Amid the extremes, the Met Office also announced that the UK just saw its wettest February on record and fifth...

March 02, 2020

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Widespread flooding persists in Ireland and UK, another strong storm to hit western Europe this weekend

Widespread flooding due to prolonged heavy rain continues to impact parts of the UK and Ireland, leading to evacuations and prompting the Met Office to issue warnings and alerts on Friday, February 28, 2020. The conditions are expected to worsen as another storm is...

February 28, 2020

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Intense bomb cyclone over North Atlantic, set to hit western Europe following Dennis

Another extratropical storm is seen rapidly forming over the North Atlantic on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The system is undergoing a bombogenesis phase and is expected to keep intensifying until it approaches Iceland on Wednesday evening, February 19. Thew new...

February 19, 2020

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Storm Dennis enters history books as the second-strongest North Atlantic extratropical cyclone, causes major flooding in the United Kingdom

Storm Dennis hit several western European countries over the weekend with very heavy rain and hurricane-force winds. Minimum central air pressure of 920 hPa was recorded on Saturday, February 15, making it the second-strongest North Atlantic extratropical cyclone...

February 17, 2020

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Massive North Atlantic cyclone challenging all-time intensity records, Iceland issues red weather alerts

A powerful North Atlantic cyclone forced the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) to issue a red weather alert for southern Iceland, in effect through the first half on February 14, 2020. Violent and dangerous wind gusts may exceed 200 km/h (124 mph) in some areas. Residents...

February 14, 2020

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Powerful Storm Dennis set to batter northern Europe just days after Ciara

A new powerful storm named Dennis by the U.K. Met Office is set to hit northern Europe over the weekend-- just a couple of days after Storm Ciara slammed several countries in the northwest, claiming lives of 8 people and leaving nearly 1 million homes without power....

February 13, 2020

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Extremely low air pressure brings down air traffic over northern Norway

Air pressure over northern Norway dropped below 940 hPa on February 10, 2020, as Storm Ciara impacted much of northern Europe, leading to the cancelation of air traffic over the region for the first time ever due to low pressure. It also resulted in high water...

February 12, 2020

storm ciara feb 9 2020

Powerful windstorm wreaks havoc across northwestern Europe, causes widespread disruption and flooding

A powerful windstorm, named Ciara by the UK Met Office, hit Ireland and the United Kingdom on Saturday, February 8, 2020, and parts of Northwestern Europe on Sunday, bringing very strong winds and heavy rain. Ciara caused widespread disruptions, travel chaos, and...

February 10, 2020

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Storm Ciara on course to bring heavy rain and damaging winds across Ireland and U.K.

A storm system developing in the North Atlantic is expected to bring very strong winds and heavy rain across Ireland and the entire United Kingdom through the end of the weekend. The UK Met Office named it Ciara on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. This is the third...

February 06, 2020

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Spain storm produces record high wave in Mediterranean, storm surge up to 3 km (1.8 mi) inland

Authorities on January 23, 2020, confirmed five more fatalities from storm Gloria, bringing the death toll to nine. The fierce storm-- which lashed parts of Spain beginning Sunday, January 19-- has generated the biggest wave ever recorded in the Mediterranean at...

January 23, 2020

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4 dead as powerful storm triggers strong winds, heavy snowfall, and record waves in Spain

At least four people died as powerful Storm Gloria wreaked havoc across parts of Spain, producing strong winds, heavy snowfall, and record-breaking waves on Sunday and Monday, January 19 and 20, 2020. The Spanish meteorological agency placed 33 of its 55 provinces...

January 21, 2020

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Red alerts issued as major storm hits Spain with hurricane-force winds and heavy snow

Powerful Storm Gloria hit Spain on Sunday, January 19, 2020, prompting red weather alerts for intense snow, freezing temperatures, and high winds. At least 3 people have been killed. Gloria is forecast to strengthen and persist until Tuesday, January 21, with...

January 20, 2020

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Storm Brendan - Powerful windstorm hits Ireland and UK, leaving more than 100 000 customers without power

A huge and powerful extra-tropical cyclone - named Brendan - hit parts of the UK and Ireland on Monday, January 13, 2020, leading to school closures and power outages to more than 100 000 homes and businesses. Met Eireann has issued an orange warning for entire...

January 14, 2020

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Storm Elsa hits southern Europe, leaving widespread destruction and at least 8 people dead

Storm Elsa is affecting parts of southern Europe, including Spain, Portugal and France, since December 18, 2019, with very heavy rain and strong winds, damaging buildings, cutting power supply and shutting down roads. A second storm, named Fabian, is expected to...

December 21, 2019

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Storm "Atiyah" brings widespread disruptions across Ireland and UK

Storm "Atiyah" hit Ireland and the United Kingdom on Sunday, December 8, 2019, bringing high winds, rough seas, and heavy rains across the region. Widespread traffic disruptions and power outages were reported. ​The bad weather continued into Monday and...

December 10, 2019