Northern Europe witnessed its second major storm in three days. At least nine people lost their lives, along with significant damage to property, including part of London’s O2 arena roof being blown off.
Named Eunice, this storm is believed to have the strongest wind gust in England. It has been attributed to an unusually long jet stream, located over the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Peter Inness, a meteorologist at the University of Reading in England, told AP “A strong jet stream like this can act like a production line for storms, generating a new storm every day or two. There have been many occasions in the recent past when two or more damaging storms have passed across the U.K. and other parts of Europe in the space of a few days”.