National weather service warns of rough seas with waves of up to 4.5 m ({{commentsTotal}})

Source: (Siim Lõvi /ERR)

Winds blowing up to 25 meters per second in gusts are forecast to bring waves up to 4.5 meters high to the Baltic Sea on Monday and on the night between Monday and Tuesday, Estonia's national weather service said Monday morning.

In the Gulf of Finland northwestern winds are forecast to blow at speeds of 12 to 17 m/s and in gusts of up to 25 m/s before noon, then easing to 10 to 15 m/s, and 22 m/s in gusts. In the evening and during the night wind speeds are forecast to slow down to 8 to 11 m/s, reaching up to 15 m/s in gusts.

Wave heights are forecast to reach 2.5 to 4.5 m during the day and one to 2.5 m during the night.

During the night between Sunday and Monday, strong winds caused power outages across Estonia and kept professional and volunteer rescuers busy in many places where trees and large branches of trees had fallen onto roads and overhead power lines.

Spokespeople for the rescue service said on Monday morning that during the past 24 hours they responded to 25 calls about damage caused by strong winds in Tallinn and elsewhere in Harju County. Rescuers mainly had to remove fallen trees and branches of trees from roads and power lines and pick up outdoor ads that had become loose during strong wind gusts. On Gonsiori Street and on Salme Street in Tallinn rescuers had to free up parked cars hit by fallen trees. There were no reports about injuries to humans in Harju County as a result of the storm.

Editor: Dario Cavegn

Source: BNS

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