A strong storm swept in on Friday night over the Faroe Islands (a group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean between Scotland and Iceland.
According to reports, the wind force of up to 180 km per hour caused severe damage to buildings.
The population was relatively well-prepared for the storm, take precautions, and loss of human life there are no messages. Still came the hurricane was stronger than expected. Wind blew roofs from homes, as well as a number of administrative buildings. The berths were torn from their anchors ships and boats.
According to local authorities, it is — the most destructive storm in memory of the inhabitants of the island.
However, the cyclone moves further east. And on Saturday hurricane to 50 m / s was observed in England to 40-43 m / s in Norway. Gusts up to 20-25 m / s were in Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.
Forecasters warn that a big storm on Sunday could erupt in other countries of the Baltic basin. Storm winds descend on central and southern Finland. According to YLE, the wind speed can reach 21-23 meters per second. Greatest force winds will reach on Saturday and Sunday. Energy companies are warning of possible disruptions in the supply of electricity. They introduced their maintenance crews on high alert.
On the night of Sunday, November 27 and Sunday afternoon the wind speed at most of Latvia will be 16-21 meters per second, and on the coast — up to 30 meters per second.
On Monday, on the coast of the wind will reach hurricane strength, that is, wind — up to 33 meters per second, the rest of the country — up to 22-27 meters per second.
Also, forecasters warned that the wave height in the central part of the Baltic Sea during the storm could reach 6 feet high, and therefore the expected rise of water level along the coast, including the Gulf of Riga.