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The occurrence of strong winds in the lower troposphere

MST windspeeds for 00 - 18UT, 27th October 2002 with windspeeds from the mesoscale version of the Uk Met Office Unified Model overlayed.
Figure 1 - Synoptic Situation at 00 UT 27th October 2002 (left) and Infra-red satellite image at 03 UT showing the system's characteristic cloud head hooking back around the system's central depression.