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UK storm season 2017/18

A summary of all the named storms from the 2017/18 storm season in the UK.

The 2017/18 storm season saw eight storms named over a period of ten months.

The first named storm was Storm Aileen on 12 September 2017 bringing gusts of up to 83 mph across the south of England. 

The strongest gusts of the season were recorded during Storm Eleanor with 100 mph recorded at Great Dun Fell in Cumbria and Storm Dylan with 96 mph recorded at Cairngorm Summit .

A-Z of named UK storm names 2017/18


Date named

Date of impact on UK and/or Ireland

Storm Aileen

12 September 2017 

12 - 13 September 2017

Ex-Hurricane Ophelia

11 October 2017 (Named by NHC)

16 - 17 October 2017

Storm Brian

19 October 2017

21 October 2017

Storm Caroline

5 December 2017

7 December 2017

Storm Dylan 29 December 2017 30 - 31 December 2017
Storm Eleanor 1 January 2018 2 - 3 January 2018

Storm Fionn (F-yunn)

16 January 2018

16 January 2018

David 17 January 2018 (Named by Meteo France) 18 January 2018
Storm Georgina 23 January 2018 24 January 2018
Storm Hector 13 June 2018 13 - 14 June 2018

Unused storm names 2016/17 


Storm Iona

Storm James

Storm Karen
Storm Larry
Storm Maeve
Storm Niall
Storm Octavia
Storm Paul
Storm Rebecca
Storm Simon
Storm Tali
Storm Victor
Storm Winifred


How are storm names chosen?

In September 2015 we began our Name Our Storms campaign and asked the public to send in their suggestions for names.

The list announced in October was a combination of suggestions from Met Éireann and the most popular of the thousands of suggestions we received from the public..

UK and US Storm names?

To avoid any confusion over naming, if a storm is the remnants of a tropical storm or hurricane that has moved across the Atlantic, the well established method of referring to it as, e.g. 'Ex-hurricane X' will continue.

We will only use names that have been officially designated by the National Weather Service in the US.