Violent Cyclone Storm Jorge Is About to Hit Ireland, Wales and the UK With Hurricane Winds

And here it comes again!

Another severe bomb cyclone in the Atlantic will soon engulf Ireland, Wales and England with extremely dangerous winds up to 120-150 kmh or 74-93 mph. That’s equivalent to a Category 1 hurricane!

Bomb Cyclone Jorge is another dangerous windstorm that formed in the North Atlantic and is currently undergoing rapid intensification as it rushes towards Northern Ireland, Wales, and England.

Reports of peak gusts up to 100 km/h are already coming from western Ireland, but forecast report extreme winds up to 211 kmh or 131 mph (Cat. 4 hurricane) offshore and up to 120-150 kmh (74-93 mph) or equivalent to a Category 1 hurricane inland.

bomb cyclone jorge wind speed forecast for Sunday March 1st: Maximum speeds of 211 kmh (131 mph or Category 4 hurricane) offshore and up to 150 kmh or 93 mph (Category 1 Hurricane) inland.

and shown in this wind speed animation:

Within the last 24 hours, the central pressure of storm Jorge dropped an amazing 33 mbar (986 mbar to 953 mbar) and can thus be qualified as a bombogenesis (pressure drop of 24 mbar in 24 hours).

Here the pressure evolution of the storm since its formation on February 27, 2020:

  • 998 mbar at 18 UTC, February 27, 2020
  • 994 mbar at 00 UTC, February 28, 2020
  • 986 mbar at 06 UTC, February 28, 2020
  • 978 mbar at 12 UTC, February 28, 2020
  • 967 mbar at 18 UTC, February 28, 2020
  • 958 mbar at 00 UTC, February 29, 2020
  • 952 mbar at 06 UTC, February 29, 2020
  • 953 mbar at 12 UTC, February 29, 2020
The furious beast will hit Ireland, Wales and the UK on March 1, 2020.

Meanwhile, ‘Red Warning’ has been declared for western Ireland and ‘Orange Warning’ for the rest of the country.

Be very careful! More extreme weather news on Strange Sounds. [Severe Weather Europe]