As hurricane season comes to an end on November 30th, the North Sea and lands bordering on the North Sea are bracing for more normal autumn weather than hitherto, where November has given us above-average temperatures - and very little rainfall.
I´ve checked with the Metorological Institutes, and the talk is of upcoming autumnal weather - NOT winter weather. Usually we begin to see snow around here, at this time of year.
The hurricane which is still roaming the Faroe Islands started as a depression, but went into hurricane mode last night.
When the Faroese woke up this morning, it was to the sight of flown-away roofs, grounded boats and much more. In fact, the evacuation of the senior citizen´s home had just completed when is roof came off and the walls began to crash.
Apparently, electricity is still functioning !
Geographical location of Faroe Islands in the North Sea :
Short story on the birth of the hurricane from the Danish Meteorological Institute :
Hurricane toppled over the Faroe Islands
With a mean wind, which briefly was just over 43 meters persecond, had Faroese Thursday night and Friday night to see themselves pulled over by a hurricane.
Thursday night a deep low depression passed north of the Faroes,and it went just as predicted . Wind gauges on the island came to the test and the DMI data collected from the meters indicate a very windy evening and night on the islands.
Satellite image from the Faroese hurricane late on Thursday 24November 2011. The Faroe Islands lie to the far right of the picture. Image from NOAA.
By Akraberg Lighthouse, which measure the wind at 99 meters above sea level, was the strongest winds measured. There wasthe strongest mean wind up to 43.2 m / s at 20 UTC, and the strongest wind gusts reached 56.6 m / s measured one hour later.
Maximum mean wind Maximum gust
Akraberg (99 ft.) 43.2 m / s 56.6 m / s
Tórshavn (54 ft.) 31.3 m / s 45.8 m / s
Kirkja (54 ft.) 38.6 m / s 46.3 m / s
(m is: feet above sea level)
Roofs broke off
The strong wind had both roofs, cars and other loose objects to facilitate and boats broke loose from their moorings, reported several media.
Police in Torshavn got during the night several hundred reviews,but the preliminary indications do not suggest that some one is hurt.
By Bjarne Siewertsen and Lone Seir Carstensen,email@example.com
© DMI, 25 November 2011. SOURCE & Google translate link
News story :
Hurricane on the Faroe Islands on 24/11 2011th Photo: HøgniHeinesen
Faroe Islands was the night of Friday hit by the worst hurricane since 1999. With gusts of up to 56.6 m / s or the equivalent of more than 200 km / h hurricane hit especially the southernmost island Sudrey.
The hurricane, according to TV 2 | WEATHER's information is the worst since 15 January 1999 that measured the average gain of as much as 50 m / s on the island Mykines.
Thanks to the Faroese newspaper, Norðlýsið and TV 2 | Weatherviewers, we can now display images both from since the hurricane-ravaged, but also because damage was done up this morning.
The pictures from Nordlysid.fo taken in the city Klaksvik in the northeastern part of the Faroe Islands - and not where the wind was most intense.
You can see the pictures via the link in the link box to the right.
The violent storm on Friday afternoon bound for Norway, where you expect one of the worst storm in several years with up to 30 meter high waves in the Norwegian Sea.
Vejret.tv2.dk will update and show more pictures during the day as they arrive.
EXTREME ALERT FOR NORWAY :
DENMARK 25th November 2011 KL. 19.59
Dong evacuates rig because of storm
Employees on oil rig in the North Sea has flown ashore by helicopter.
Dong Energy has decided to shut down production and evacuate the Siri platform in the Danish North Sea prior to the weekend's strong winds.
»Evacuation caused by storm warning, with subsequent waves. All employees on the platform flown to Esbjerg on Friday night and Saturday, "says a press release from Dong Energy.
The Company can not predict when employees may be flown back and production resumed.
The reason why one chooses to stop production at just the Siri platform is that it is currently in the process of repairing some cracks that have occurred in the platform under the water.
Gust up to hurricane strength
Meteorologists have warned strongly windy weather over the weekend.
Worst is the Sunday when the wind turns to the west and northwest and increases the stormy winds with gusts of galeforce.
In the north there is a transition risk means wind of gale force and wind gusts up to hurricane strength, said DMI on its website.