Successive storms: Fionn and David
Storm Fionn was named by Met Éireann and affected the Republic of Ireland on 16th January 2018. Strong winds were recorded, especially across western counties, with the highest gust of 75 mph recorded at Mace Head, Galway. The winds across the UK were not strong enough to bring any significant impacts to the UK.
However, overnight on the 17th-18th January, Storm David (which was named by French meteorological service, Meteo France), impacted many central areas of the UK bringing winds of up to 95 mph. The storm left more than 35,000 homes without power and caused travel chaos as it brought down trees onto rail lines and roads, forced bridges to close and disrupted flights, trains and ferry services.