You are here: Home / Database / Indicators / Wind storms
(u'obs_scen_atm', u'coastal_ind', u'carpath_I', u'ast0_1', u'drrindicator')
Original page

Indicator

Wind storms

Description

  • Storm location, frequency and intensity have shown considerable decadal variability across Europe over the past century, such that no significant long-term trends are apparent.
  • Recent studies on changes in winter storm tracks generally project an extension eastwards of the North Atlantic storm track towards central Europe and the British Isles.
  • Climate change simulations show diverging projections on changes in the number of winter storms across Europe. However, most studies agree that the risk of severe winter storms, and possibly of severe autumn storms, will increase for the North Atlantic and northern, north-western and central Europe over the 21st century.

Reference information

Websites:
Source:
EEA

Keywords

CLIM005, storm surges, storms, wind speed

Climate impacts

Flooding, Storms

Elements

Adaptation Measures and Actions, Observations and Scenarios

Sectors

Coastal areas, Disaster Risk Reduction

Geographic characterization

Global

Document Actions