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The storm season runs from Wednesday 1 September 2021 to Wednesday 31 August 2022. All values are provisional until end of season. As the observations are returned and are quality controlled values, the table below will update with the latest available information.

The extremes given below were last updated Wednesday 16 March 2022.

Storm Name
Peak Impact Date
Named By
Highest Sustained
(10-minute mean)
Highest Gust
(3-second)
Highest Daily Total Rainfall Lowest MSLP
Arwen
Fri 26 Nov 2021
Met Office
Storm Force
96 km/h (52 knots | 60 mph)
Malin Head, Co Donegal
around 9 pm
130 km/h (70 knots | 81 mph)
Malin Head, Co Donegal
at 10:05 pm
20.2 mm
Lough Eske, Burns Mountains, Co Donegal
on the 25th
998.5 hPa
Malin Head, Co Donegal
around 6 am
Barra
Tue 7 Dec 2021
Met Éireann
Violent Storm
104 km/h (56 knots | 64 mph)
Mace Head, Co Galway
around 4 pm
135 km/h (73 knots | 84 mph)
Sherkin Island, Co Cork
at 11:58 am
65.1 mm
Glenmacnass, Co Wicklow
957.2 hPa
Mace Head, Co Galway
around noon
Malik
Sat 29 Jan 2022
DMI
Gale Force
78 km/h (42 knots | 48 mph)
Malin Head, Co Donegal
around 7 am
107 km/h (58 knots | 67 mph)
Malin Head, Co Donegal
at 7:59 am
3.5 mm
Glencar (Dreenagh), Co Kerry
1014.3 hPa
Malin Head, Co Donegal
around 6 am
Corrie
Sun 30 Jan 2022
Met Office
Gale Force
72 km/h (39 knots | 45 mph)
Malin Head, Co Donegal
around 8 pm and midnight
98 km/h (53 knots | 61 mph)
Malin Head, Co Donegal
at 8:58 pm
7.4 mm
Newport, Co Mayo
1013.5 hPa
Malin Head, Co Donegal
around 3 pm
Dudley
Wed 16 Feb 2022
Met Office
Gale Force
80 km/h (43 knots | 49 mph)
Malin Head, Co Donegal
around 1 pm
126 km/h (68 knots | 78 mph)
Knock Airport, Co Mayo
at 4:51 pm
13.0 mm
Malin Head, Co Donegal
977.2 hPa
Malin Head, Co Donegal
around 1 pm
Eunice
Fri 18 Feb 2022
Met Office
Violent Storm
106 km/h (57 knots | 66 mph)
Roches Point, Co Cork
around 8 am
137 km/h (74 knots | 85 mph)
Roches Point, Co Cork
at 8:38 am
32.2 mm
Newport, Co Mayo
on the 19th
973.5 hPa
Sherkin Island, Co Cork
around 6 am
Franklin
Sun 20 Feb 2022
Met Office
Storm Force
102 km/h (55 knots | 63 mph)
Mace Head, Co Galway
around 8 pm
139 km/h (75 knots | 86 mph)
Mace Head, Co Galway
at 6:01 pm
21.8 mm
Shannon Airport, Co Clare
985.4 hPa
Malin Head, Co Donegal
around 1 pm
Gladys
Herman
Imani
Jack
Kim
Logan
Méabh
Nasim
Olwen
Pól
Ruby
Seán
Tineke
Vergil
Willemien

A storm is named by a National Met Service (Met Éireann, Met Office in the UK and KNMI in the Netherlands) when orange or red level wind speeds are forecast to impact over a wide land area. Orange or red level gust wind speeds can occur in exposed areas without the event being named. Ireland's Weather Warnings will be issued at www.met.ie/warnings/today and on the Met Éireann app.

Notes:

Sustained wind speeds refer to the average (10-minutes) land wind speeds.
Gust wind speeds refer to the average (3-seconds) wind speeds.
Rainfall refers to the rainfall total measured over 24 hours.
MSLP refers to the hourly mean sea level pressure.

The warning colour coding system is explained on https://www.met.ie/weather-warnings and the colours given in the image above indicates if land station observed orange, red levels winds or rainfall amounts. The table above provides details for each storm, including a link (on the storm name) to the named storm statement.

The colour levels given in the table are when the highest station observation for sustained and gust wind speeds, together with rainfall totals over 24 hours, are reached at a station, this is different than the criteria above which is that a warning issued for widespread wind speeds and this difference should be noted.

Yellow. Not unusual weather. Localised danger.
Widespread sustained wind speeds > 50 km/h
Widespread wind gusts speeds > 90 km/h
Rainfall* > 30 mm in 24 hours
Orange. Infrequent. Dangerous/disruptive.
Widespread sustained speeds > 65 km/h
Widespread gusts speeds > 110 km/h
Rainfall* > 50 mm in 24 hours
Red. Rare. Extremely dangerous/destructive. Widespread sustained speeds > 80 km/h
Widespread gusts speeds > 130 km/h
Rainfall* > 80 mm in 24 hours

* Amounts can be up to double on windward upper slopes and impacts vary depending on, for example, soil moisture deficits.