24 December 2015 - Storm Eva was the fifth named storm of the season with gusts up to 83 mph and heavy rain exacerbating flooding in the north of England.
Storm Eva impacts
Storm Eva was named on 22 December 2015 by Met Eireann and proceeded to move across the UK bringing gales across Ireland and the northwest of the UK on 24 December.
The storm came on top of existing disruption where Storm Desmond had already brought heavy rainfall and flooding to Cumbria.
|Site Name||Area||Max Gust (mph)|
|Needles Old Battery||Isle of Wight||74|
|Mumbles Head||West Glamorgan||68|
|South Uist||Outer Hebrides||67|
Storm Eva satellite imagery
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.