Major Atlantic storm – wind speeds and rainfall totals

28 10 2013

The Atlantic storm which has caused disruption across parts of England and Wales this morning has now moved off into the North Sea.

We expect the most powerful winds and heavy rain associated with the storm to clear eastern areas in the next few hours, after which most parts of the UK will see a bright and breezy day with occasionally heavy, blustery showers.

The storm developed as expected just off to the south west of the UK last night, before tracking up into the Bristol Channel in the early hours of the morning.

It then tracked across the Midlands, moving off into the North Sea just to the north of East Anglia later in the morning. As the storm moved across, it brought exceptionally strong winds and heavy rain with it – causing widespread impacts.

Now the storm has cleared through, we are expecting typically unsettled autumn weather over the next couple of days – with some bright spells, mixed in with showers or longer periods of rain and breezy conditions.

This video shows the storm as it crossed the UK:

Below are some of the strongest recorded winds and heaviest total rainfall amounts:

Maximum gusts during the storm:

STATION NAME AREA MAX GUST (MPH)
WIGHT: NEEDLES ISLE OF WIGHT 99
LANGDON BAY KENT 82
ISLE OF PORTLAND DORSET 81
ANDREWSFIELD ESSEX 79
ODIHAM HAMPSHIRE 78
THORNEY ISLAND WEST SUSSEX 76
SOLENT HAMPSHIRE 75
WIGHT: ST CATHERINES POINT ISLE OF WIGHT 75
YEOVILTON SOMERSET 75
LYNEHAM WILTSHIRE 75
HURN DORSET 74
MANSTON KENT 70
HEATHROW GREATER LONDON 69

Highest rainfall totals from 6pm on 27 October 2013 to 8am on 28 October 2013:

STATION NAME AREA RAINFALL TOTAL (MM)
OTTERBOURNE W WKS HAMPSHIRE 50
WYCH CROSS EAST SUSSEX 45.4
CARDIFF, BUTE PARK SOUTH GLAMORGAN 44.8
HURN DORSET 42
WIGGONHOLT WEST SUSSEX 37.2
ST ATHAN SOUTH GLAMORGAN 37
ODIHAM HAMPSHIRE 35
WELLESBOURNE WARWICKSHIRE 34.8
ALICE HOLT LODGE HAMPSHIRE 34.4
LISCOMBE SOMERSET 34.4

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7 responses

29 10 2013
willium smith

Ohh my gose.. if this such big storm come in front of my village or town than i am 100% sure that it not leave my house any more.. it totally destroy it..
right now which tornado detail you have been given, so how much houses it will be destroy and must mention how many people loose their lives..??
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29 10 2013
John Benton

Just been listening to the news on BBC Radio 4 this morning. According to the reporter on site in north London where a tree had blown over on to a house (albeit virtually no damage was caused to the house according to the tree surgeon interviewed) winds reached 100 mph at that location.

From the Met Office stats it appears that the maximum wind gusts, not speeds, in the London area never exceeded 70 mph. I take it this is just more gross exaggeration from the BBC lackeys, who were no doubt just itching to blame all this on global warming, or whatever the current favourite term is at present. Don’t expect to hear a correction though, it’s much more likely to be repeated in other reports.

29 10 2013
Tony

I understand that there was a Stingjet associated with this depression, can the MetO confirm this?

30 10 2013
Met Office Press Office

Tony
The satellite imagery indicates a there was a sting jet associated with the storm – the hook of cloud on the western side is an idicator of this.
Helen

30 10 2013
Tony

Thanks Helen, I suspect it would probably equate to when the strongest gusts occurred.

29 10 2013
Simon Hockenhull

Here near Bristol we escaped the worst by just a few miles. The main features were the heavy and steady rain, the high temperature at 16C and the barometer falling rapidly to 28.80″ or 978mb. The winds were mostly light but with a few strong gusts of force 6 or 7 between 0330 and 0600utc.

7 11 2013
Carol Sunnucks

Hi does anyone on here know what the rain fall has been in a particular area, or were best to check for it, I live in paisley, scotland thx

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