These cyclonic storms occur in the winter, and are most severe in January. They track through the north Atlantic, affecting the UK, Ireland, Norway and Iceland, and often continue to do damage well into western central Europe. European windstorms are the second most damaging type of storm worldwide, as measured by insured losses.
AccuWeather meteorologists have had several notable successes as the only source that accurately forecasts European windstorms.
We will provide you with alerts three to five days before we expect the possibility of a major damaging wind storm, with a warning provided one to three days in advance and updated as the event draws closer. Additional warnings are issued for the specific client locations affected on each day of the storm.