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Gust speed records by district

These records are based on digitised data from 1969 and exclude stations above 250 metres altitude. When compiling this table, an attempt has been made to verify all records by comparing values with neighbouring stations.

Districts map

Highest gust speed records – by district (low-level sites)
District Speed Date Location
Scotland N 118
136
knots
mph
7 February 1969 Kirkwall (Orkney)
Scotland E 123
142
knots
mph
13 February 1989 Fraserburgh (Aberdeenshire)
Scotland W 88
101
knots
mph
5 December 1972 Hunterston (Ayrshire)
England E & NE 95
109
knots
mph
2 June 1975 South Gare (North Yorkshire)
England NW 88
101
knots
mph
13 January 1984
16 January 1984
8 January 2005
Sellafield (Cumbria)
Sellafield (Cumbria)
St Bees Head (Cumbria)
Wales N 97
112
knots
mph
24 December 1997 Aberdaron (Gwynedd)
Midlands 91
105
knots
mph
2 January 1976 Wittering (Cambridgeshire)
East Anglia 87
100
knots
mph
16 October 1987 Shoeburyness (Essex)
England SW 103
118
knots
mph
15 December 1979 Gwennap Head (Cornwall)
Wales S 108
124
knots
mph
28 October 1989 Rhoose (Vale of Glamorgan)
England SE & Central S 100
115
knots
mph
4 January 1998
16 October 1987
Needles Old Battery (Isle of Wight)
Shoreham-by-Sea (West Sussex)
Northern Ireland 108
124
knots
mph
12 January 1974 Kilkeel (County Down)


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