Hurricane-Force Storm to affect Bay of Biscay and English Channel Approaches

NOAA OPC Surface Forecast 1200 UTC 31 October

A low pressure disturbance will move off the New England coast early Monday, moving rapidly ENE deepening to a gale low south of Newfoundland then deepening rapidly into a hurricane force storm reaching the English Channel Approaches by 0000 UTC November 2nd with winds of 65-75 kts and significant wave heights building to 12-14 meters (40-46 feet) over the Bay of Biscay and Channel approaches.  This will likely cause issues, particularly with westbound shipping. 

ECMWF Wind Forecast for 0000 UTC 2nd November via

Ocean Weather Services

About Fred Pickhardt

I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College. I have extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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