Some statistics of gusty winds in Lithuania and analysis of catastrophic case on 14th of January 2022


Izolda Marcinoniene gives a talk on the synoptic background for strong winds in Lithuania.


In Lithuania, very strong winds (≥28m/s) are usually caused by Atlantic cyclones. Fifty-five cases in 173 sites have been registered during the period 1961–2021. Even a few cases with very powerful winds (>40 m/s) were observed. According to statistics, most events occur during the cold season and bring significant damage. Thus, a short summary will be presented. Additionally, the typical cyclone track and synoptic situation will be shown in this presentation.

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