A second missed warning

The expected forecast gusts as high as 65 mph on the coast of southwest England never looked that feasible even when the Met Office initially issued their second yellow warning for strong winds on Friday (4 October 2019) for storm Lorenzo, and the gusts of 50 to 55 mph inland never materialised either. If it was a mistake to issue it then it was also a mistake to not cancel it as well. The demise of Lorenzo as it rapidly filled was well forecast by their own NWP models after a lot of dithering earlier in the week, but when it did arrive it was interesting to see just how quickly the centre transferred across the Midlands and into the low countries.

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