Severe, hurricane-force winds and huge waves up to 18 meters will spread across a broad area over the far North Atlantic Ocean between Greenland and Iceland in the next few hours.
A violent extra-tropical storm is moving slowly towards the northeastern Atlantic between Greenland and Iceland.The very tight pressure gradient will generate major waves, reaching incredible heights up to around 18 meters to the south of the low.Those waves will spread across a very large area and gradually affect southwestern Iceland tomorrow.A large swell will reach the European mainland coasts as well, so major waves and swell will also spread towards western and northwestern Europe, reaching the Faroe Islands, Northern Ireland, and Scotland on Tuesday.The highest waves could reach up to around 12 meters (40 ft).
A front-end of the low will also spread very powerful winds towards Iceland, with gusts from 150-200 km/h (90-125 mph).The majority of the winds will develop along the southern and southeastern coasts of Greenland and across much of Iceland as the system tracks north-northeast through Sunday night into Monday.The peak wind gusts will likely well exceed the 220 km/h (130 mph) on the northern side of the low, grazing across southeastern Greenland.
With so much moisture the system brings into the North Atlantic, significant snowfall and blizzards will also develop for southeastern Greenland and much of Iceland.Thus, leading to potentially more than half a meter of snow (2 feet), with local mountain ranges close to 1 meter where the orographic flow is enhanced.The general west-southwesterly flow to the low of the low also spread towards northern Europe, with an impressive band of snow extending across the Faroe Islands towards western Norway as well.The mountains of southwestern Norway are again prone to another meter of fresh snow.
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