Extreme winds- 4th February

.....the biggest seas seen for a while pounding on the west coast…. winds of over 100 mph on late Thursday night, Friday morning and it was scary….
Many thanks to Debbie, and to Alistair (both on Shetland) for keeping me up to date with the extreme winds that Shetland caught on February 4th.

and to Ann Karin (Bergen Met Office and on extreme weather alert) re the high wind that the east coast of Norway was experiencing last weekend:
Models give waves from west up to 9-11 m Hs on the coast from Haugesund to Stad. At 12 UTC.
That is quite high, and when from west... probably devastating.....watch out for extremes! There will be a combination of swell and windwaves, and some interaction between the two can give high, extremely high waves in between

It’s great to know that you all think of me when the weather turns rough!

Thanks for the photos and wave height chart Alistair – I’m pasting one of the photos and the chart here.

wave height chart, morning of 4 Feb

the sea from Burra, 4th Feb (Alistair Goodlad)