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Waves breaking over the sea wall at Exmouth on 6 January 2014. Photo taken by Paul J Martin.

Storm Jake

2 March 2016 - Storm Jake saw strong winds across south-west England and Wales with a peak gust of 83 mph recorded at Mace Head.

Storm Jake summary graphic

Storm Jake impacts

Impacts were most widely felt across South Wales and South-west England with power outages, falling trees and tiles blown from houses causing disruption and some road closures.

Storm Jake - Maximum gust speeds (mph)
Site Name Area Max Gust (mph)
Mace Head Devon 83
Aberdaron North Wales 81
Mumbles Head West Glamorgan 77
Needles, Old Battery Isle of Wight 77
Isle of Portland Dorset 75
Aberporth South Wales 74
Pembry Sands South Wales 69
Jersey Channel Islands 69

Storm Jake satellite imagery

Severe weather advice

We will provide latest updates on how to stay safe in severe weather on these pages.

We have advice across our website on What are the National Severe Weather Warning Service Impact tables?.

Make sure to check the Severe weather warnings and keep up to date with your Seven day forecast.

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.

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.

UK Storm names 2015/16