Storm waves crashing against a harbour wall

Storm Aileen

It brought strong winds and heavy rain overnight and into the morning rush hour causing disruption to roads and railways. 

Storm Aileen - Maximum gust speeds (mph)
Site name Area Max gust (mph)
Needles Isle of Wight 83
Mumbles Wales 74
Avonmouth Avon 70
Pembrey Sands Wales 67
High Bradfield Yorkshire 67
Heathrow London 63
Aberdaron Wales 62
Many areas of England and Wales saw winds between 55 – 65 mph with the strongest gusts recorded on the Isle of Wight (83 mph) and Mumbles, Wales (74 mph).  Across the north of England, over 7,000 homes were left without power.