Storm waves crashing against a harbour wall

Storm Dylan

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.

Storm Dylan - Maximum gust speeds (mph)
Site name Area Max gust (mph)
Cairngorm Summit Grampian 96
Islay, Port Ellen Argyll 76
Needles Old Battery Isle of Wight 74
Aberdaron Gwynedd 70
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.