Latest update as post-tropical storm Katia reaches the UK

12 09 2011

The deep area of low pressure which contains post-tropical storm Katia  was, at 9 am, centred approximately 200 miles northwest of Sligo, Ireland with a central pressure of 966 hpa. This can be seen on the satellite image below – the swirl of cloud to the west of Scotland/north of Northern Ireland is the low pressure system which was Katia.

Winds are strengthening,  with a recent gusts of up to 82 mph at Capel Curig in the mountains of North Wales. Elsewhere winds are widely gusting to 40 to 50 mph, with further strengthening expected across some northern areas through today.

The swirl of cloud to the west of Scotland/north of Northern Ireland is the low pressure system which was Katia.

Infra-red satellite image of storm affecting the UK at 9 am on Monday 12th September Source: EUMETSAT/Met Office

For the latest update for your area visit our severe weather warnings page. We’ll also be keeping you up to date on Twitter and Facebook. You may also like to follow Met Office storms on Twitter, who are tracking the progress of Katia and other tropical storms, hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones.

 


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