UK Storm Season 2016/17
A summary of all the named storms from the 2016/17 storm season in the UK.
The 2016/17 storm season saw five storms named over a period of just over four months.
The first named storm was Storm Angus on 19 November 2016 bringing gusts of up to 84 mph across the south of England.
The strongest gusts of the season were recorded during Storm Conor and Storm Doris with 94 mph recorded at Sella Ness and Capel Curig.
A-Z of UK storm names 2016/17
|Name||Date named||Date of impact on UK and/or Ireland|
|Storm Angus||19 November 2016||20 November 2016|
|Storm Barbara||20 December 2016||23 - 24 December 2016|
|Storm Conor||23 December 2016||25 - 26 December 2016|
|Storm Doris||21 February 2017||23 February 2017|
|Storm Ewan||25 February 2017||26 February 2017|
How are storm names chosen?
In September 2015 we began our Name Our Storms campaign and asked the public to send in their suggestions for names.
The list announced in October was a combination of suggestions from Met Éireann and the most popular of the thousands of suggestions we received from the public..
UK and US Storm names?
To avoid any confusion over naming, if a storm is the remnants of a tropical storm or hurricane that has moved across the Atlantic, the well established method of referring to it as, e.g. 'Ex-hurricane X' will continue.
We will only use names that have been officially designated by the National Weather Service in the US.