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Stormy waves near Lands End during Storm Imogen. Photo: Matt Clark.

Storm Imogen

8 February 2016 - Storm Imogen brought strong winds mainly affecting south Wales and southern England.

Storm Imogen summary graphic

Storm Imogen impacts

The winds associated with Storm Imogen were strongest across southern England and south Wales where widespread travel delays occurred and 3,000 homes were left without power.

The table shows the strongest gusts recorded on 8 February 2016.

Storm Imogen - Maximum gust speeds (mph)
Site Name Area Max Gust (mph)
Needles Old Battery Isle of Wight 96
Pembrey Sands Dyfed 83
Mumbles Head West Glamorgan 82
St Marys Isle of Scilly 81
Isle of Portland Dorset 79
Culdrose Cornwall 79
Avonmouth Avon 75
Milford Haven Dyfed 75

Storm Imogen satellite imagery

Why are we naming storms?

'Name our storms' is a pilot project between the Met Office and¬†Met √Čireann which aims to increase awareness of severe weather and ensure greater safety of the public.

UK Storm names 2015/16