Storm waves crashing against a harbour wall

Storm Abigail

Storm Abigail brought heavy rain and strong winds across the country with the most severe weather impacting the northwest of Scotland where power cuts affected up to 20,000 homes and many schools were forced to close for the day.

The strongest gust recorded was at South Uist measuring 84 mph.

Storm Abigail - Maximum gust speeds (mph)
Site Name Area Max Gust (mph)
South Uist Outer Hebrides 84
Sule Skerry Orkney 79
Lerwick Shetland Islands 78
Benbecula Outer Hebrides 76
Mumbles South Wales 70
Plymouth Devon 65

Video: Storm Abigail satellite imagery

The video below shows the track of Storm Abigail moving across the north of the UK.