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Storm Brian

Storm Brian was named by Met Éireann and impacted the British Isles on 21 October 2017.

Shortly after ex-Hurricane Ophelia, an area of low pressure began to rapidly intensify across the Atlantic and yellow and orange wind warnings were issues leading to Met Éireann naming the storm.
 
Storm Brian brought strong gusts across the UK coinciding with highs tides.  Impacts were most significant in Ireland and Wales with flash flooding in a number of Irish cities, while in Wales a number of seafront roads were closed and many ferries and trains cancelled. 
Storm Brian - max wind gusts (mph)
Site name Area Max gust (mph)
Needles Isle of Wight 85
Aberdaron Wales 78
Capel Curig Wales 78
Mumbles Wales 76
Sherkin Ireland 72
Scilly Isles of Scilly 68
Pembrey Wales 68

 

 

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'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.

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