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Storm Fionn

Storm Fionn was the seventh named storm of the 2017/2018 winter, named by Met Éireann for a period of strong winds that affected the Republic of Ireland on 16 January.

Strong winds were recorded, especially across western counties, with the highest gust of 85 mph at Mace Head, Galway.

Storm Fionn - Maximum gust speeds (mph)
Site name Area Max gust (mph)
Mace Head Galway 85
Sherkin Island Munster 74
Valentia Observatory Co. Kerry 71
St. Mary's Airport Isles of Scilly 70
Aberdaron Gwynedd 64

Gusts reached in excess of 60 mph around exposed western coastlines of the UK but impacts here were limited. Northern Ireland, on the other hand, experienced some travel disruption from heavy squally snow showers leading to some lying snow.