The storm hazard indicator shows maximum 3-second gust speeds (m/s) over a 72-hour time period for winter storms in the years 1981-2010 at NUTS 3 level. The maximum 3-second gust is retrieved for each NUTS3 area from 46 storms that were considered “insurance relevant” (WISC, 2020). This maximum can be interpreted as wind speed with a pseudo-30-years return period (WISC, 2020). The data was retrieved from a set of historical storm footprints for the years 1940 to 2016 produced by the UK Met Office as part of the Windstorm Information Service (WISC) project. The historic storm footprints were created with the UK Met Office Unified Model and reanalysis data from ERA-Interim and ERA5.
Theme(s): Environment and Energy - Environment, Climate and Energy