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Storm Katie

27 - 28 March 2016 - Storm Katie made landfall on Cornwall then moved across the country on Easter Monday bringing gusts up to 106mph.

Storm Katie summary graphic

Storm Katie impacts

Storm Katie was the eleventh storm of the season with strong gusts and heavy rainfall experienced over a busy bank holiday weekend.

On the evening of Sunday 27 March 2016 Storm Katie tracked across southern Britain and moved out into the North sea by midday on Easter Monday.

A peak wind speed of 106 mph was recorded on the exposed Needles of Isle of Wight, but gusts of 70 - 80 mph along the coast and 50 - 70 mph inland were more widely experienced.

The strong winds brought widespread impacts across southern England including damage to trees and structures and disruption to transport with bridge closed and flights, ferries and trains cancelled.

Across the south of England, over 100,000 power outages were recorded.

The table below shows the strongest gusts recorded during Storm Katie:

 

 

Storm Katie - Maximum gust speeds (mph)
Site Name Area Max Gust (mph)
Needles Old Battery Isle of Wight 106
Portland Dorset 79
Berry Head Devon 77
St Catherines Isle of Wight 74
Thorney Island West Sussex 72
Guernsey Channel Islands 70
Lydd Kent 70
Manston Kent 69

Satellite imagery of Storm Katie

The video below shows 48 hours of continuous satellite imagery as Storm Katie moved across the UK.

Severe weather advice

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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 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.

UK Storm names 2015/16