4 February 2014: Europe – Severe Weather


• In the last few days severe weather conditions (snow, low temperatures, rains, winds, high waves, storm surge) have hit several parts of Europe, causing damage, power outages and transportation problems.

• A new low pressure system has formed over the Atlantic and is moving towards Ireland and UK, it may reach these countries on 5 February. Strong winds, rains, waves, storm surge may affect parts of UK and Ireland, as well as parts of northern Spain, western Portugal and western France. (JRC Storm Surge calculations for 5 February, using as input ECMWF wind and pressure data, as of 4 Feb 00:00 UTC, are shown in the map)