The example below details an event that happened in northern England, southern Scotland and Northern Ireland. It would have generated a yellow warning of wind with the new warning service.
Weather situation on 3 October 2009
A low pressure system to the north of the UK brought strong winds and some heavy rain. Wind speeds were strongest during the morning and early afternoon before easing by the evening.
A sample of the highest gusts included:
Exposed coasts and hills in northern
|Castlederg, Co Tyrone||62mph (54kn)|
|Loftus, North Yorkshire||62mph (54kn)|
|Macrihanish, Argyle||61mph (53kn)|
Wind blows a large wave over a structure
Based on the new warning system the following assessments would have been made:
This would have resulted in a yellow warning for wind: