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Storm Eleanor

Storm Eleanor impacted the UK on 2 and 3 January 2018 and brought gusts of up to 100 mph.

The storm brought strong winds across Northern Ireland and most of England and Wales. Wind gusts were widely between 60 and 70 mph around exposed coastlines but some inland locations also recorded gusts well over 60 mph, with 72 mph at Northolt (Greater London), which is fairly unusual in the London area.

Storm Eleanor - Maimum wind gusts (mph)
Site Name Area Max gust (mph)
Great Dun Fell Cumbria 100
Orlock Head County Down 90
Needles Old Battery Isle of Wight 89
Isle of Portland Dorset 84
Northolt London 72

The storm brought widespread transport disruption and power cuts with some fallen trees. Large waves affected the coast of the south and west, with a section of stone harbour wall collapsing at Portreath, Cornwall. There was also some fairly dramatic thunder and lightning in and around the Exeter area.