Storm spotter

Category: Places

 

Photo and caption by Jarno Kylmänen

Kallo is a little island at the coast of Finland. When storms occure, local people often go there to watch the waves. This time the storm was exceptionally strong. A deep low pressure had developed in Atlantic Ocean and raged through Norway and Sweden. In Norway the storm was said to be one of the strongest ever. On 26th of December 2011 the low pressure reached the coast of Finland and still produced exceptionally strong winds. Meteorologists said winds like this occur ones or twice in decade here. In Kallo at some point during the day the average wind was around 25 m/s and gusts over 30 m/s

Location: Kallo in the district of Mäntyluoto in Pori, Finland

 

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