Storm Angus

The first named winter storm came with strong warnings, of high winds and heavy rain¬†overnight on Saturday into Sunday. Although it was breezy we did not see particularly high winds here, but the system was notable for its very low pressure (a new record for this location) and for a great deal of rain (a […]

Storm Katie

As predicted, Storm Katie produced high winds here, with a peak gust at 06:02BST of 62.6kts or around 70mph. Highest sustained winds were Beaufort 7 (Near Gale) ¬†at 28.2kts or 32.5mph.                           Storm Katie was a classic Atlantic storm, with “bomb” or “explosive […]

Ex-Hurricane Kate

Early this week attention focused on the first storm named by the Met Office and Met Eirann. “Abigail” was a typical winter Atlantic storm, one of many which would be expected to impact on the British Isles each year. The reason for naming storms is explained: Abigail brought strong winds and some disruption to Scotland […]