29 January 2016 - Storm Gertrude brought strong winds to Scotland and Northern England with a red warning for wind issued for the Shetland Islands where gusts of up to 105 mph were recorded.
Storm Gertrude impacts
Storm Gertrude saw a red wind warning issued for the Shetland Islands where winds in excess of 100 mph were recorded.
The table below shows the strongest wind gusts recorded from 12 - 13 November 2016:
|Site Name||Area||Max Gust (mph)|
|South Uist||Outer Hebrides||79|
|Orlock Head||County Down||74|
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.