There was a distinct lack of wind barbs showing wind gusts in the charts in the Meteogroup 2.30 PM forecast presented by Sarah Keith-Lucas, in fact there weren’t any at all. If you don’t have a clue about how strong the gusts will be from storm Jorge, then not displaying them might be the way to go. I wonder if there has been some kind of breakdown in communication between the Met Office Chief and his counterparts at Met Eireann and Meteogroup regarding the best way to handle what is now storm Jorge.
Better late than never the Irish have now woken up and have decided to issue an orange alert for strong winds. In the normal course of events this would have triggered the low to be named Ellen, but there’ll be no change of sex for storm Jorge, because the Spanish got there first. You really can’t make this up.