Marco so far

The extreme wind gusts from low Marco around the coast this evening have been getting up to around 70 mph. Looking at the ICON model it maybe that the peak of the winds has just about past, but the strongest winds in the south and southeast will come tomorrow morning, as low Marco transfers east into the North Sea. At the moment gusts to 40 to 50 mph inland is just about holding, but they really should have been a little less conservative with their warning of gusts 55 to 60 mph on coasts and hills. By the way the wind speeds in the plotted map are in knots just to confuse you.

3 thoughts on “Marco so far”

  1. I think the area of the warning and the strength of inland gusts looks correct, as the period of strongest gradients over land occurs overnight when the air is least likely to be unstable. I take your point about the coastal gusts though. As ever, it is all about impacts and I think that a yellow warning is about the correct level even on the coasts.

    1. Yes, yellow was right, but this is more like a yellow 2 on coasts rather than a yellow 1! Its a windy old night and I wonder what tomorrow morning will bring?

      1. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
        And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.

        I hope the second line is not true.
        Shakespeare did not have access to numerical model output.

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