Storm Eunice

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Storm Eunice
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Eunice on 17 February
TypeEuropean windstorm
Formed14 February 2022
Duration14th Feb - 19th Feb
Dissipated19 February 2022
(Exited to sea on 18 February, 12.30pm GMT, second landfall 12pm CET)
Highest gust122mph, recorded in Isle of Wight as of 3:30PM GMT
Casualties7, 8 injured as of 19:25PM GMT
Power outages690,000 at peak (in UK, France and Ireland)[1][2][3]
Areas affectedUK, Ireland, Denmark, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Lithuania

Storm Eunice, also known as Storm Zeynep in Germany and Storm Nora in Denmark, was a storm in Europe. With maximum wind speeds of 122 mph, on the Isle of Wight, it was the strongest storm on record to hit England.[4]

Eunice was the fourth named storm of the 2021-22 European wind storm season. It was the most damaging for the season, with 530 thousand power outages for the UK and Ireland.[1][5] It came just hours after Storm Dudley.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "UK weather live - Storm Eunice updates: Major incidents declared and new warnings issued as man killed amid record 122mph winds, power station tower collapses and lorries blown over". Sky News. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  2. Neville, Steve; Hoare, Pádraig; Clarke, Vivienne (18 February 2022). "Storm Eunice: 80,000 without power with most extensive damage in West Cork and Kerry". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  3. "Tempête Eunice : au moins huit morts en Europe, l'alerte levée dans les cinq départements français" (in French). Le Monde. 8 February 2022. Archived from the original on 18 February 2022. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  4. Halliday, Josh; Morris, Steven; Rodrigues, Jason; Greenfield, Patrick (18 February 2022). "Storm Eunice live: winds of up to 122mph recorded as millions urged to stay indoors amid Met Office red weather warning". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  5. Neville, Steve; Hoare, Pádraig; Clarke, Vivienne (18 February 2022). "Storm Eunice: 80,000 without power with most extensive damage in West Cork and Kerry". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 18 February 2022.