What Katie did – a review of Easter Monday’s storm Katie

Official blog of the Met Office news team

Storm Katie may never have been destined to be a record-breaker, but nonetheless she certainly swept dramatically over southern Britain during the night of Easter Sunday and into the morning on Easter Monday.

With her track across southern Britain, storm Katie – the 11th named storm since last autumn – first made landfall in Cornwall and then exited into the North Sea from the Lincolnshire coast during the latter part of the morning.

Storm Katie March 2016 Storm Katie preparing to exit England via the North Sea coast after she swept across southern Britain.

Mark Wilson is a Met Office forecaster. Reviewing the progress of storm Katie, he said: “The maximum gust speed recorded was 106 miles per hour at 5am on the Needles on the Isle of Wight. The Needles is a very exposed site and regularly records the strongest UK gust speeds. The speed of 74 miles per hour recorded at 7am…

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