These events do not usually create waves or flow conditions that are significant because of their small scale. However, they can give design wind speeds higher than the other weather systems and they can be operationally difficult to deal with because the possibility of a squall is frequently predicted but heavy winds at a particular location are comparatively rare.
Aktis is experienced at identifying locations where squalls may occur and also at interpreting satellite observations of wind speed to develop design squall wind speeds. This can be done either as an initial assessment or in more detail by identifying the top squall events and carrying out meteorological analysis on those events to identify their propagation speed and spatial scale, also using satellite images. We work together with external meteorologists to do this.