Severe winds over the Atlantic Ocean

Severe winds are expected to spread across a broad area over the Atlantic Ocean due to an intense bomb-cyclone in the North Atlantic.

🌬 The majority of the winds will spread towards southern Greenland and southwestern Iceland as the system turns north-northeast through Wednesday night.Some of these winds will also spread towards Faroe Islands, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, southwestern England, and the Bay of Biscay on Thursday.Locally, peak gusts will be around 90-110 km/h, while the most affected land areas will be south and southwest Iceland.Pea gusts will peak above 120 km/h, even more on the exposed areas where the downslope flow will be enhanced by the slopy terrain.

🌊 The very tight pressure gradient tonight will generate major waves, reaching close to 15 meters to the south of the low by Thursday morning.Those will be spread across a very large area, also gradually affecting southwestern Iceland.As the extratropical storm matures on Thursday, it moves back towards the west along southeast Iceland.This will help the push of the major waves also farther east towards western Europe by Friday.Expect 10-12 meters high waves and swell to approach the western Ireland coasts in the morning.Besides the high waves, a huge swell will be associated with this large North Atlantic system, so expect significant waves along these western coasts from Portugal to Scotland from Friday into the weekend.

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