Storm Erik Rapidly Intensifies as He Sweeps into UK Bringing 100 mph Gusts

Written by on February 8, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments

Storm Erik rapidly deepened as he speedily crossed the Atlantic. With a pressure drop of 40mb within the last 24 hours, Erik can be defined as a ‘weatherbomb’ as it peaked in strength over Scotland’s Outer Hebrides late this afternoon. Central pressure deepend to at least 955mb over the Outer Hebrides.

Credit: Meteoceil

As well as winds gusting 50+mph widely with gusts exceeding 80 mph on exposed coasts and 100mph over the Scottish hills, heavy and persistent rain has also led to local flooding, especially where there’s been snow cover.

Met Office

Winds from this system have been destructive and deadly all the way to Dorset.


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