UPDATED AT 11:30AM ON 10th DECEMBER 2014
Parts of the UK are being affected by strong winds today – particularly the north-western coast of Scotland.
Winds are generally much lighter in south-eastern parts, although still gusty – particularly around coasts.
We’ll be updating this post through the day with the maximum wind speeds (from non-mountain sites) seen so far.
|Date and time||Station||Area||Speed (mph)|
|10/12/2014 09:00||SOUTH UIST RANGE||WESTERN ISLES||79|
|10/12/2014 05:00||ISLAY: PORT ELLEN||ARGYLL||77|
|10/12/2014 06:00||LOCH GLASCARNOCH||ROSS & CROMARTY||70|
|09/12/2014 22:00||HIGH BRADFIELD||SOUTH YORKSHIRE||70|
|09/12/2014 22:00||WIGHT: NEEDLES OLD BATTERY||ISLE OF WIGHT||69|
|10/12/2014 06:00||SULE SKERRY||ORKNEY||69|
|10/12/2014 06:00||STORNOWAY AIRPORT||WESTERN ISLES||69|
Winds are almost always stronger at our high level weather stations (those that are sited at 500 metres of altitude or higher), which are also often very exposed. For this reason the winds from those sites are unlikely to reflect what the vast majority of people are experiencing. Bearing that in mind, the strongest gusts from the high level sites are quoted below for reference:
|Date and time||Station||Area||Height (metres)||Speed (mph)|
|10/12/2014 11:00||CAIRNGORM SUMMIT||INVERNESS-SHIRE||1237||109|
|10/12/2014 05:00||BEALACH NA BA NO 2||ROSS & CROMARTY||773||105|
|10/12/2014 04:00||AONACH MOR||INVERNESS-SHIRE||1130||98|
|10/12/2014 03:00||GREAT DUN FELL NO 2||CUMBRIA||847||82|