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Waves breaking over the sea wall at Exmouth on 6 January 2014. Photo taken by Paul J Martin.

Storm Clodagh

29 November 2015 - Storm Clodagh was named by Met Éireann as a low pressure system that moved in bringing strong winds to the Republic of Ireland and the UK.

Storm Clodagh summary graphic



Storm Clodagh impacts

As forecast, impacts were most severe in the Republic of Ireland as gusts of more than 70 mph left 3,500 people without electricity.

The strong winds caused transport disruption with fallen trees blocking roads and railway lines in the North of England and several cancellations across Scotland.

   Pressure chart for Sunday 29 November 2015 at midday

Storm Clodagh - Maximum gust speeds (mph)
Site Name Area Max Gust (mph)
High Bradfield South Yorkshire 97
Capel Curig Snowdonia 93
Lake Vyrnwy North Wales 84
Blackpool Lancashire 76
Aberdaron South Wales 79
Loftus North Yorkshire 79
Pembrey South Wales 75
Mumbles South Wales 75

Storm Clodagh satellite imagery

Severe weather advice

We will provide latest updates on how to stay safe in severe weather on these pages.

We have advice across our website on What are the National Severe Weather Warning Service Impact tables?.

Make sure to check the Severe weather warnings and keep up to date with your Seven day forecast.

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 Autumn/Winter 2015 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.

UK Storm names 2015/16