Two Hurricane-Force North Atlantic Storms

Meteosat Image North Atlantic

A hurricane-force storm low over the eastern North Atlantic will move rapidly across southern England and into the North sea with winds to 70 kts and significant wave heights to 12 meters (about 40 feet) in the English Channel Approaches and portions of the Bay of Biscay during the next 18-24 hours.



NOAA OPC Surface Analysis 1200 UTC 01 Nov 2023


A second low developing SSE of New England will move NE then E and deepen rapidly into another hurricane-force storm low over the Central North Atlantic with wind to 70 kts and significant wave heights building 12-14 meters 40-46 feet) over the next 48-72 hours, approaching the English Channel Approaches by the 4th. 

NOAA OPC Surface Forecast 0000Z 03 Nov. 2023

NOAA OPC Wave Height Forecast

Both storm systems will negatively impact both east and west bound shipping lanes for next few days.


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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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