Highest gust of Storm Clodagh in
DONEGAL suffered the
highest gust of Storm Clodagh at the weekend,
Met Eireann's Climatology and Observations Division
has crunched the numbers and has released Clodagh's
The figures reveal that the third storm of this
winter was fast, furious and long-lasting.
The highest gust - 120km/h - was recorded at Finner
Camp, Co Donegal at 4pm on Sunday while parts of Co
Galway were buffeted by average gusts of 88km/h
which continued for a period of 12 hours.
That was 'Clodagh' - the tail of which was still
being felt in parts of the west coast yesterday. And
we've already met storm 'Abigail' and 'Barney'.
But what about the next 18 storms that come our way.
A graphic released by Met Eireann's
Climatology and Observations Division on Storm
Clodagh from Sunday, November 29, 2015.
They will be nick-named
Desmond, Eva, Frank, Gertrude, Henry and Imogen.
Then we will meet Jake, Katie, Lawrence, Mary,
Nigel, Orla, Phil, Rhonda and Steve. After that it
will be Tegan, Vernon and Wendy.
The names were chosen last October by Met Eireann in
association with the UK Met Office as part of a
'Name our Stormsí pilot project.
The initiative, designed to ensure greater awareness
and public safety during storms, invited the public
to christen wind storms similar to the practise in
other countries such as the US.
A wind storm is named when it meets a number of
criteria, according to Met Eireann's Climatology and
It must have the potential for "significant
land-based impact" and be sufficient to give rise to
a status Orange or status Red weather warning.
Heaven help us when Storm Katie gets in the ring!