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Storm Georgina

Storm Georgina was named by Met Éireann and was the seventh named storm of 2017/18 .

Georgina was a fairly typical winter storm with maximum gust speeds of 60 to 70 mph around exposed coastlines, but gusts approached 60 mph inlands across parts of England and Wales.

The strongest winds were near the centre of the low across northern Scotland, with the highest gust of 85 mph at South Uist, Western Isles.

Storm Georgina - Maximum gust speeds (mph)
Site name Area Max gust (mph)
South Uist Western Isles 85
Capel Curig Conwy 83
Needles Old Battery Isle of Wight 75
Aberdaron Gwynedd 74
Inverbervie Aberdeenshire 70

Winds gusted close to 115 mph across the tops of the Scottish mountains and here there were very challenging conditions with snow at high levels adding to already very significant accumulations for the winter so far. The storm hampered the search for a missing hillwalker on Ben Nevis who had previously fallen through a cornice.