Tropical Storm-Force Winds Leave the UK

By Courtney Spamer, Meteorologist
October 29, 2013; 3:00 AM
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The active weather in western Europe will continue through today with a storm bringing damaging wind gusts and rain.

A potent storm system will aim for the Netherlands, the northern coast of France and Belgium today with wind gusts of over 90 kph (50 mph) and even some of the stronger gusts to hurricane-force winds.

@L0gg0l tweeted: "Big storm system on its way to UK and France. London could be hit by hurricane force winds on Monday"

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Paris, France looks to be inland enough to avoid much of the problem with these winds. However, even there winds could gust to 70 kph (40 mph), and there could be trees and power lines downed.

Amsterdam, Netherlands and Antwerp, Belgium, are looking to see some of the strongest winds with this storm, as sustained winds on Monday look to be near 80 kph (50 mph) on its own with gusts to near 110 kph (70 mph). This could not only cause power outages and tree damage, there could be structural damage and any large profile vehicles could be overturned.

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This storm threat will begin to come to an end in the afternoon for northern France while much of Belgium and Netherlands will have to wait until Monday night for these winds to diminish.

International flights coming into and out of Europe to and from North America may be affected by the winds causing delays.

Story updated by Senior Meteorologist Alan Reppert


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