Storm Dylan was named by Met Éireann for a low pressure system that brought strong winds to Ireland and southern Scotland overnight Saturday 30 into Sunday 31 December 2017.
Storm Dylan affected the UK on New Year's Eve. This was the sixth storm of the 2017/2018 winter, and was a fairly typical Atlantic Storm, with winds gusting at 58 mph around exposed coastlines.
|Site name||Area||Max gust (mph)|
|Islay, Port Ellen||Argyll||76|
|Needles Old Battery||Isle of Wight||74|
|St Mary's Airport||Isles of Scilly||69|
There were reports of fallen trees across Northern Ireland, fallen trees in the south-west of England and some travel disruption. Snow and ice caused some travel disruption over the Pennines too.
Weathermen were required to know which way the wind blew as many were forced to take shelter from the storm. As typical for Storm Dylan, a hard rain did indeed fall, buckets of it in fact, with many caught blowing in the wind, though never quite becoming a hurricane.