Storm Alice
Category 5 windstorm
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Alice at peak strength near the UK on October 27th
Formed October 23, 2022
Dissipated November 4, 2022
Highest winds 165 mph
Lowest pressure 906 mbar
Damages £497.05 million (2022 GBP)
Fatalities 12
Missing 2
Areas affected Spain, Portugal, France and the United Kingdom
Part of the
2022-23 European windstorm season

Alice was the first UK named storm of the 2022-23 European windstorm season, and was responsible for the deaths of 12 people across the western side of Europe. Forming from a vigorous low pressure area on October 23, and rapidly deepened into a category 4 European windstorm, before reduced shear led to a constraining of the cyclones windfield.

However, by October 26th, a weakened Alice began another episode of explosive cyclogenesis, and the bomb deepened from 970mbar to 919 mbar in 24 hours. By 5pm on the 27th, Alice had attained peak gusts of 165 mph, and a record low pressure of 906 mbar for the North Atlantic.

Alice made landfall in the UK at category 5 intensity, before she rapidly weakened due to land interaction and the jet stream ripping the storm apart