Storm Joachim hits France, Germany and Switzerland

Storm Joachim hits France, Germany and Switzerland

16 December 2011 12:00 UTC

Storm Joachim hits France, Germany and Switzerland
Storm Joachim hits France, Germany and Switzerland

Storm Joachim hits France, Germany and Switzerland with winds gusting up to 130 km/h.

Last Updated

05 July 2022

Published on

16 December 2011

Joachim caused major damage in much of Western Europe between 16 & 17 December. Winds gusting to 212km/h (132mph) were recorded on the summit of Puy de Dôme in France.

Joachim explosively deepened under the influence of a shortwave trough during its development.

On the Airmass RGB note the transverse Cirrus bands along the jet streak, which is a satellite signature of potential turbulence.