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Storm Freya

after a period of record-breaking warmth at the end of February.    Storm Freya maximum wind gusts (mph) Site Name Area Max gust (mph) Mumbles Swansea 76 Capel Curig Conwy 74 Pembrey Carmarthenshire 70 Scilly Isles of Scilly 68 Needles Isle of Wight 68 Chivenor Devon 68 Storm Freya Impacts: No amber


Eaglescott Earls Colne Filton Henstridge Husbands Bosworth Langwathby Lee on Solent Lippits Hill London Heliport Manchester heliport Marden North Weald Nostel Priory Pembery Perth Redhill Redhill Rochester Strensham Swansea Sywell Tatenhill Thruxton Welshpool Wolverhampton Updated – 20 April 2020 FitzRoy Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 3PB United Kingdom [email protected]

Storm Gareth

Port Ellen Islay 64 Benbecula Hebrides 64 Mumbles Swansea 61 Berry Head Devon 60 Southampton Hampshire 60   Storm Gareth Impacts Strong winds were first felt across Ireland and Northern Ireland before moving across the rest of the UK. Roads and bridges were restricted, while ferries and train services

Dr Graham Weedon

joined the Met Office Hadley Centre in mid 2007 as part of the land surface team at Wallingford within the JCHMR. From 2004 he the Coordinator of NERC CLASSIC at the University of Swansea. He spent twelve years as a Senior lecturer in Geology and Earth Sciences at the University of Bedfordshire

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of England. The highest gusts were 66 Kt (76 mph) at Mumbles Head (Swansea), 63 Kt (72 mph) at Capel Curig (Conwy) and 61 Kt (70 mph) at Emley Moor (West Yorkshire). The previous low pressure system early on the 3rd brought some very strong winds across Scotland – particularly the mountain summits where Bealach na Ba (Wester Ross) recorded a gust of 102 Kt (117 mph). Last updated 07/03/2019

Dr Andrew Jones

theory (pure mathematics) and before joining the Met Office worked as a post-doctoral research assistant at University College Swansea and later at the University of York.


July, 58 m 44 19:00 Donna Nook, Lincolnshire 8 m 37 8 July, 07:00 Mumbles Head, near Swansea Holbeach, 32 m 36 7 July, 22:00 Lincolnshire 3 m 34 8 July, 02:00 Langdon Bay, 7 July, 117 m 32 Kent 13:00 Culdrose, 7 July, 78 m 32 Cornwall 21:00 Comments Previous highest July value was 41 knots on 25 July


mph) at Valley (Anglesey) and 69 Kt (79 mph) at Mumbles Head (Swansea). Ex-hurricane Ophelia occurred on the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm of 16 October 1987 . For comparison, maximum gust speeds in 1987 are shown below, exceeding 70 Kt widely across south-east England and 80 to 90 Kt

Dr David Walters

for use across all weather and climate timescales. He has been leading the R2O team since 2017. Prior to joining the Met Office, David was awarded an MPhys (1st class hons) followed by a PhD in theoretical physics, both from the University of Wales Swansea. He then spent a year at the University

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