23 February 2017 - Storm Doris moved across the UK bringing gusts of up to 94 mph accompanied by heavy snowfall across Scotland.
Storm Doris impacts
Storm Doris was named on the 21 February as yellow and amber warnings for wind, snow and rain were issued by the Met Office.
Overnight and into the morning of the 23 February, Storm Doris underwent explosive cyclogenesis labelling it a weather bomb. The centre of the storm moved rapidly through Northern Ireland in the early hours, across northern England and out into the North Sea by the early afternoon.
The storm brought heavy snow to Scotland during the morning rush hour causing widespread disruption particularly to transport including the closure of the M80, one of Scotland's busiest motorways.
Strong winds and gusts were experienced across the UK particularly in North Wales where a gust of 94 mph was recorded at Capel Curig.
Transport was widely disrupted with the Dartford Crossing and the Port of Livepool both closed for time while there were delays and cancellation to train services and flights throughout the day.
Storm Doris weather observations
|Site Name||Area||Max Gust (mph)|
|High Bradfield||South Yorkshire||87|
|Needles||Isle of Wight||82|
|Mumbles Head||West Glamorgan||75|
|Site Name||Area||Rainfall total 0500-2100 (mm)|
Satellite imagery of Storm Doris
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.