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Damaging Windstorm for UK and Northern Europe

A significant wind event will affect areas from Ireland and the United Kingdom through southern Scandinavia and northern Europe.

The strongest winds will impact Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England on Thursday. These damaging winds will then shift into the northern Netherlands, northern Germany and Denmark from Thursday afternoon into Thursday night.

Sustained winds over 80 kph (50 mph) are expected along with gusts over 120 kph (75 mph). Isolated gusts over 145 kph (90 mph) are possible across Scotland, Denmark and northern Germany.

Winds of this magnitude will be capable of damaging roofs and buildings while also downing trees and power lines. Significant power outages are expected across the region.

On Friday, the strongest winds will prevail from southern Norway through Denmark, northern Germany and Poland. The winds on Friday are expected to be less intense than those through Thursday night.

Weather following the storm will feature a shot of much colder air with snow showers. Heavy snow squalls will be possible across Scotland Thursday into Friday.

This cold air mass will create dangerous conditions for anyone who loses electricity for an extended period of time.