Storm Ellen and Storm Francis look back.

During the course of August two storm systems moved across the UK bringing strong winds and rain. This is something we covered extensively here on Western Isles Weather. The worst of the weather conditions did miss us for both the storms here in the islands but Ellen did bring is some unseasonably strong winds.

Storm Ellen also helped me have the biggest single day viewing figures for the blog with 1,023 and 777 visitors.

Storm Ellen

Storm Ellen was named by the Irish Met Office on the 18th August.

Storm Ellen brought 62 mph winds to South Uist range.

A status red warning was issued by the Irish Met Office for Cork and the highest wind speed in Ireland was 89 mph at Roches Point.

The lowest pressure of this storm was 966 mb.

Some of the highest wind speeds in the UK included 79 mph at Capel Curig. 66 mph at Pembrey Sands and 62 mph at Aberdaron.

A blog that I wrote on the day of Storm Ellen highlights some of the flooding that occured and strongest gusts https://westernislesweather.com/2020/08/20/storm-ellen-20-8-20-update/

Storm Francis

Was named on the 24th August by the UK Met Office.

BBC Weather did a tweet of some of the highest wind gusts but a full report on wind gusts has not been done yet by the UK Met Office.

979 mb was the storms lowest pressure.

Storm Francis caused flooding for parts of Northern Ireland and Wales.

Orange warnings were issued ahead of the storm from the Irish Met Office.

Again I did an on the day blog post on Storm Francis which higlights the flooding and strong winds speeds https://westernislesweather.com/2020/08/26/storm-francis-26-8-20-morning-update/

I will do a further update on this when the storm report is issued by the UK Met Office.

The new storm names list comes out tomorrow 1st September so this will be the closing post on the 2019/20 storm season.

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