29 - 30 December 2015 - Storm Frank impacted the UK bringing heavy rain and strong gusts.
Storm Frank impacts
A spell of wet and windy weather from 29 - 30 December 2015 affected parts of the UK as Storm Frank, the sixth named storm of the season arrived.
Storm Frank brought gales to western parts of the UK with gusts as high as 85 mph in northwest Scotland.
The storm resulted in further flooding across the UK and caused disruption to transport and infrastructure in affected areas.
Storm Frank brought gusts over 80 mph. This table shows the maximum wind gusts recorded:
|Site Name||Area||Max Gust (mph)|
|South Uist||Outer Hebrides||85|
|Fair Isle||Fair Isle||78|
|Scilly||Isle of Scilly||75|
Storm Frank 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.