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Updated on Thursday 4 April 2024

The 2023/2024 storm season runs from Friday 1 September 2023 to Saturday 31 August 2024 (inclusive). The table below provides the observed extremes during each named storm from the main (synoptic) stations.

Sustained wind speeds are shaded according to the Beaufort land-wind scale as follows:
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Peak Impact Date
Storm Name
Highest sustained wind speed (km/h) Highest gust wind speed (km/h) Highest daily rainfall total (mm) Daily air temperatures (°C) Lowest mean sea level pressure (hPa) Highest individual wave (m)
Wed 27 Sep 2023

Agnes
Named by
Met Office
Strong Gale Force
85 km/h
(46 knots | 53 mph)
Roches Point (coastal), Co Cork
1 pm
117 km/h
(63 knots | 72 mph)
Sherkin Island (coastal), Co Cork
at 3:08 pm
29.5 mm
Valentia Observatory (coastal), Co Kerry Wed
5.6°C at Mount Dillon, Co Roscommon to 18.9°C at Glasnevin, Co Dublin 975.9 hPa
Valentia Observatory (coastal), Co Kerry
2 pm
13.1 m
Buoy M3 (off Cork coast)
14 UTC
Wed 18 Oct 2023

Babet
Named by
Met Office
Gale Force
72 km/h
(39 knots | 45 mph)
Malin Head (coastal), Co Donegal
around 8 pm
93 km/h
(50 knots | 58 mph)
Malin Head (coastal), Co Donegal
at 11:26 pm
55.6 mm
Cork Airport, Co Cork
6.0°C at Belderrig, Co Mayo to 16.5°C at Valentia Observatory, Co Kerry 977.2 hPa
Valentia Observatory (coastal), Co Kerry
around 1 am Thu
8.1 m
Buoy M3 (off Cork coast)
05 UTC
Thu 2 Nov 2023

Ciaran
Named by
Met Office
Near Gale
59 km/h
(32 knots | 37 mph)
Mace Head (coastal), Co Galway and Roches Point, Co Cork
80 km/h
(43 knots | 49 mph)
Mace Head (coastal), Co Galway
at 6:03 am
6.2 mm
Knock Airport, Co Mayo
-0.4°C at Markree Castle, Co Sligo to 12.8°C at 3 stations in Donegal and Mayo 967.2 hPa
Johnstown Castle, Co Wexford around 1 am
13.8 m
Buoy M6 (in the deep Atlantic)
23 UTC
Thu 9 Nov 2023

Elisa
Named by
Meteo France
Gale Force
72 km/h
(39 knots | 45 mph)
Mace Head (coastal), Co Galway
around 9 am
102 km/h
(55 knots | 63 mph)
Sherkin Island, Co Cork
at 10:19 am
21.1 mm
Newport, Co Mayo
2.0°C at Markree Castle, Co Sligo to 12.8°C at Sherkin Island, Co Cork 982.7 hPa
Belmullet (coastal), Co Mayo
around 7 am
18.9 m Buoy M6 (in the deep Atlantic)
07 UTC
Mon 13 Nov 2023

Debi
Named by
Met Éireann
Strong Gale Force
81 km/h
(44 knots | 51 mph)
Mace Head (coastal), Co Galway
3 am
115 km/h
(62 knots | 71 mph)
Athenry, Co Galway
at 4:40 am
45.9 mm
Newport, Co Mayo
-0.2°C at Horseleap, Co Offaly to 14.4°C at Moore Park, Co Cork 971.1 hPa
Ballyhaise, Co Cavan around 6 am
10.0 m
Buoy M3 (off Cork coast) and Buoy M6 (in the deep Atlantic)
around 22 UTC
Sat 9 Dec 2023

Elin
Named by
Met Éireann
Strong Gale Force
81 km/h
(44 knots | 51 mph)
Mace Head (coastal), Co Galway
6 am
102 km/h
(55 knots | 63 mph)
Mace Head (coastal), Co Galway and Finner (coastal), Co Donegal
at 8:04 am and 2:55 pm
26.4 mm
Malin Head (coastal), Co Donegal
4.4°C at Cork Airport, Co Cork to 13.5°C at Valentia Observatory (coastal), Co Kerry 978.8 hPa
Finner (coastal), Co Donegal around 8 am
9.5 m
Buoy M4 (off Donegal coast)
17 UTC
Sun 10 Dec 2023

Fergus
Named by
Met Éireann
Storm Force
91 km/h
(49 knots | 56 mph)
Mace Head (coastal), Co Galway
2 pm
117 km/h
(63 knots | 72 mph)
Mace Head (coastal), Co Galway
at 2:41 pm
23.7 mm
Newport, Co Mayo
3.8°C at Markree Castle, Co Sligo to 12.4°C at 2 stations in Cork and Kerry 974.7 hPa
Newport, Co Mayo around 3 pm
20.6 m
Buoy M3 (off Cork coast)
17 UTC
Wed 27 Dec 2023

Gerrit
Named by
Met Office
Strong Gale Force
80 km/h
(43 knots | 49 mph)
Sherkin Island (coastal), Co Cork
9 pm
119 km/h
(64 knots | 74 mph)
Sherkin Island (coastal), Co Cork
at 3:12 pm
31.4 mm
Johnstown Castle, Co Wexford
-0.2°C at Athenry, Co Galway to 13.9°C at Phoenix Park, Co Dublin 980.4 hPa
Malin Head (coastal), Co Donegal around 2 pm
15.3 m
Buoy M3 (off Cork coast)
02 UTC
Sun 31 Dec 2023

Geraldine
Named by
Meteo France
Strong Gale Force
78 km/h
(42 knots | 48 mph)
Malin Head (coastal), Co Donegal
around 9 am Sat
111 km/h
(60 knots | 69 mph)
Sherkin Island, Co Cork
at 10:58 am Sun
27.5 mm
Claremorris, Co Mayo Sat
0.7°C at Knock Airport, Co Mayo to 11.3°C at 2 stations in Cork and Kerry 965.6 hPa
Belmullet (coastal), Co Mayo
around 2 am Sun
17.8 m Buoy M3 (off Cork coast)
19 UTC
Tue 3 Jan 2023

Henk
Named by
Met Office
Gale Force
65 km/h
(35 knots | 40 mph)
Roches Point, Co Cork
85 km/h
(46 knots | 53 mph)
Roches Point, Co Cork
at 0:33 am
19.6 mm
Valentia Observatory, Co Kerry Tue
-3.6°C at Athenry, Co Galway to 14.4°C at Glasnevin, Co Dublin 993.6 hPa
Malin Head (coastal), Co Donegal
10 pm
12.3 m
Buoy M6 (in the deep Atlantic)
18 UTC
Sun 21 Jan 2024

Isha
Named by
Met Office
Violent Storm
106 km/h
(57 knots | 66 mph)
Mace Head (coastal), Co Galway
6 pm
137 km/h
(74 knots | 85 mph)
Mace Head (coastal), Co Galway
at 6:30 pm
36.2 mm
Claremorris, Co Mayo
4.1°C at Knock Airport, Co Mayo to 14.4°C at Athenry, Co Galway 963.4 hPa
Malin Head (coastal), Co Donegal
9 pm
18.3 m
Buoy M6 (in the deep Atlantic)
22 UTC
Tue 23 Jan 2024

Jocelyn
Named by
Met Éireann
Storm Force
96 km/h
(52 knots | 60 mph)
Mace Head (coastal), Co Galway
6 pm
122 km/h
(66 knots | 76 mph)
Mace Head (coastal), Co Galway
at 6:08 pm
19.2 mm
Valentia Observatory (coastal), Co Kerry
1.6°C at Mount Dillon, Co Roscommon to 14.8°C at Phoenix Park, Co Dublin 988.6 hPa
Malin Head (coastal), Co Donegal
7 pm
19.2 m
Buoy M6 (in the deep Atlantic)
21 UTC
Sat 6 Apr 2024

Kathleen
Met Éireann
Strong Gale Force
85 km/h
(46 knots | 53 mph)
Sherkin Island (coastal), Co Cork, Roches Point (coastal), Co Cork and Belmullet (coastal), Co Mayo
113 km/h
(61 knots | 70 mph)
Finner (coastal), Co Donegal
at 3:26 pm
8.4 mm
Belmullet (coastal), Co Mayo
6.3°C at Cork Airport (coastal), Co Cork to 16.2°C at Mount Dillon, Co Roscommon 966.7 hPa
Belmullet (coastal), Co Mayo
around 10 am
17.7 m
Buoy M3 (off Cork coast)
11 UTC
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The Name Our Storm campaign was first introduced by Met Éireann and the Met Office (UK) in 2015. Met Éireann and the Met Office were joined by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) in its fifth storm season 2019/20.

Graphic for 2023/2024 Storm Names

Fig 1 - Storm Names 2023/24 News

Definitions

  • Peak impact date was based upon the date of highest gust observed during the event.
  • Sustained refers to average (10-minute mean) land-wind speeds, stored in database as knots.
  • Gust refer to average (3-second mean) land-wind speeds, stored in database as knots.
  • MSLP refers to hourly mean sea level pressure (hPa).
  • Highest Individual Wave (m) was the height from trough to crest.
  • All land-observations were daily (00-00 UTC) from the primary (synoptic) station network.

    For buoy information, see www.met.ie/forecasts/marine-inland-lakes/buoys/buoy-locations.