Storm Aileen was officially named on 12 September 2017 and impacted parts of the UK on 12 -13 September 2017. The storm brought strong winds and heavy rain overnight and into the morning rush hour causing disruption to roads and railways. Many areas of England and Wales saw winds between 55 – 65 mph with the strongest gusts recorded on the Isle of Wight (83 mph) and Mumbles, Wales (74 mph). Across the north of England, over 7,000 homes were left without power.
Severe weather advice
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Why are we naming storms?
'Name our storms' is a pilot project between the Met Office and Met Éireann which aims to increase awareness of severe weather and ensure greater safety of the public.
Over the course of 2016/17 wind storms with the potential to affect the UK and/or Ireland will be given a name to help effective communication of the storm and its impacts.