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.
|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|
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.