Intense Storm Heads for English Channel Approaches

NOAA OPC Surface Analysis 1200 UTC 31 October

A gale low over the western North Atlantic will move ENE at 45 kts, deepening rapidly into a hurricane-force 953 mb storm low over the English Channel Approaches by 0000 UTC November 2nd with winds to 70 kts and significant wave heights to 12 meters (about 40 ft) south of England and Ireland and portions of the Bay of Biscay. Thereafter the storm center will move across southern England and into the Northsea.

NOAA OPC Surface Forecast 0000 UTC 2 November













Significant shipping delays are possible for both inbound and outbound English Channel traffic.












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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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