About our Storm Debi news
Latest news on Storm Debi, a powerful extratropical cyclone that brought strong winds, heavy rain, and flooding to Ireland and parts of the United Kingdom on 12 and 13 November 2023. The storm was named by the Met Office, the UK's weather service, and caused extensive damage and disruption across the region.
Strong winds of up to 80 mph (130 km/h) were recorded in some areas, with gusts exceeding 100 mph (160 km/h) in coastal areas. These winds caused widespread damage, knocking down trees, power lines, and scaffolding.
Heavy rain fell in many areas, with some places receiving up to 100mm (4 inches) in a 24-hour period. This caused flooding in low-lying areas and rivers burst their banks.
The storm caused widespread disruption to transport, with road closures, cancelled flights, and delays to train services. Power cuts affected thousands of homes and businesses.
One person was killed in a road accident caused by the storm.
Ireland was the worst affected country by Storm Debi. The storm caused widespread damage in all parts of the country, with the worst affected areas being the west coast and the Midlands.
The impact of Storm Debi in the United Kingdom was less severe than in Ireland, but the storm still caused some damage and disruption.