The last days of February bring a new storm


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    Here we are talking and warning all of you about the weather weekend ahead. According to the latest forecasts, February is going to end with a new storm over the North Atlantic.

    photo: Pivotal Weather; desc: 500hPa Height Anomaly

    It has been called “Storm Jorge” and just a little bit of curiosity: since it will hit first the western coasts of Spain, through strong winds, the name was decided by the Spanish State Meteorological Agency - AEMET.

    photo: Windy.com; desc: rain snow forecasted; licence: cc

    The major target of the new area of low pressure will be the Britain isles, where a new stormy weekend is expected.
    In fact, heavy rain and strong winds are on the way to Ireland and England where the Met Office has already issued some severe weather warnings.

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    The worsening might peak tomorrow afternoon, when the low will deepen further and consequently so do the winds. Wind gusts over 100 km/h are likely to hit the Irish west coast, bringing huge waves and flooding.

    photo: Windy.com; desc: rain accumulation; licence: cc

    Obviously, the deep low pressure, during its movement to northwest, will be able to make its action range wider, including several areas of Central Europe with rain and snow over higher ground too.

    photo: Windy.com; desc: rain snow forecasted; licence: cc

    If we have a look to southeast, we can see a cold cut-off over the Black Sea, where wintery conditions will continue over the next weekend. Indeed, both rain and snow are forecasted across Turkey.

    photo: Pivotal Weather;

    Finally, in the wake of Storm Jorge, the disrupted Atlantic flow will be able to reach lower altitudes, bringing along heavy rainfalls where they has been missing so far, such as the Mediterranean.

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    Here, we have a significant worsening at the beginning of March. A low pressure system over the central Mediterranean might guarantee severe rainfalls all over Italy.

    Stay up-to-date and weather aware.

    https://www.windy.com/-Wind-gusts-gust?gust,45.368,1.230,4,i:pressure,internal

    Paolo Saracino

    From Lecce, Italy. Follow me on Twitter



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