Cyclone Zeus

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Zeus
Storm Zeus vapor.gif
Meteo 8 vapor image of Zeus storm France 6 March 2017
TypeEuropean windstorm, Extratropical cyclone, Winter storm
FormedMarch 6, 2017
DissipatedMarch 6, 2017
Lowest pressure996 mb (29.4 inHg)[1][2] (or 991.3 hPa Ouessant [3])
Highest gust193 km/h (120 mph) Camaret-sur-Mer
Fatalities2[4]
Areas affectedFrance, Switzerland, Italy.

Cyclone Zeus was an extratropical cyclone and European windstorm which affected France on 6–7 March 2017. The storm developed rapidly and moved quickly across France on a north-west/south-east trajectory from Finistère in Brittany to the Alpes-Maritimes then Corsica. The storm's rapid strengthening resulted in much stronger winds than initially expected, with a maximum gust of 193 kilometres per hour (120 mph) recorded in Camaret-sur-Mer, Finistère.

Météo-France reported 7% of French territory experienced winds in excess of 120 kilometres per hour (75 mph), Météo-France described it as the tenth most severe storm to impact France between 1980-2017.[5] The storm was the costliest storm of the 2016/17 winter across Europe.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tempete Zeus: la plus violente depuis le début des années 2000 - Actualité météo". www.meteo.bzh (in French). MétéoBretagne. 6 March 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  2. ^ "20170307Trajectoire". MeteoFrance. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Pression mer horaire Ouessant 6/3/17". MeteoFrance. 7 December 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Two killed and 220,000 homes without power as storm Zeus lashes France". 7 March 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  5. ^ France, Meteo (7 March 2017). "Bilan : tempête Zeus du 6 mars". www.meteofrance.fr (in French). Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  6. ^ Magnusson, Linus; Hewson, Timothy. "201703 - Windstorm - Zeus - Forecast User - ECMWF Confluence Wiki". software.ecmwf.int. Retrieved 3 December 2017.

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