Storm waves crashing against a harbour wall

Storm Conor

Following closely on the heels of Storm Barbara, Storm Conor brought gusts in excess of 85 mph across northern parts of the UK on 25 - 26 December 2017.

Storm Conor brought stormy weather on Christmas Day and into Boxing Day, with very strong winds across northern Scotland and the Northern Isles. Gusts were typically between 70 and 80 mph.

Storm Conor - Maximum gust speed (mph)
Site name Area Max gust (mph)
Sella Ness Shetland 94
Fair Isle Shetland 89
Lerwick Shetland 87
Baltasound Shetland 85
South Uist Outer Hebrides 83
Kirkwall Orkney 82
Glen Ogle Perthshire 79

The power cuts and travel disruption that arose from Storm Barbara were hampered further as Conor moved through, leaving many witout power during Christmas Day.