Storm waves crashing against a harbour wall

UK storm season 2021/22

The 2021/22 storm season saw six storms named over the year.  A rare red warning for wind for coastal areas on the east coast of Scotland and the northeast of England was issued for Storm Arwen, the first storm of the season, with the highest gust recorded at Brizlee Wood in Northumberland at 98mph. 

Three storms (Dudley, Eunice and Franklin) were named in the one week in February 2022, with two red weather warnings and some of the highest wind speeds we’ve seen recorded in over 30 years. Dudley and Eunice were named on the 14 February, the first time that two storms have been named at once since the storm naming scheme began in 2015. Winds gusted at over 81mph in exposed coastal locations and a gust of 122mph was recorded at Needles Old Battery, Isle of Wight, setting a new England gust speed record. Winds gusted widely at over 69mph across southern England.

A-Z of UK storm names 2021/22
Name Date named Date of impact on UK and/or Ireland
Arwen 25 November 2021 26 - 27 November 2021
Barra 5 December 2021  7 - 8 December 2021
Malik 28 January 2022 (named by DMI) 29 January 2022
Corrie 29 January 2022 30 - 31 January 2022
Dudley 14 February 2022 16 - 17 February 2022
Eunice 14 February 2022 18 February 2022
Franklin 20 February 2022 20 - 21 February 2022

Unused storm names 2021/22

Storm Gladys
Storm Herman
Storm Imani
Storm Jack
Storm Kim
Storm Logan
Storm Méabh
Storm Nasim
Storm Olwen
Storm Pól
Storm Ruby
Storm Seán
Storm Tineke
Storm Vergil
Storm Willemien