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About our Storm Kathleen news

Latest news on Storm Kathleen (Timea), which impacted the United Kingdom and Ireland from 4 to 8 April 2024. Stay informed about severe weather alerts, wind damage, power outages, flooding, and travel disruptions caused by this powerful spring storm.

Storm Kathleen, named by Met Éireann on 4 April and known as Storm Timea in Germany, brought strong winds and heavy rainfall to the United Kingdom and Ireland in early April 2024. The storm caused widespread damage, with gusts reaching up to 101 mph (162 km/h) at Cairn Gorm, Scotland.

The UK Met Office and Met Éireann issued yellow and orange wind warnings for various regions, alerting residents to the potential for fallen trees, power outages, coastal flooding, and difficult travel conditions. As the storm moved north-eastwards, it also drew up unseasonably warm air from Iberia, causing temperatures to rise above 20°C in some parts of the UK.

Storm Kathleen's impact was felt across the region, with hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses experiencing power outages. In Northern Ireland, NIE Networks reported damage to the electricity network, while ESB Networks in the Republic of Ireland noted significant outages in several counties. Transportation was also affected, with flights and ferry sailings being cancelled due to the severe weather.

The storm's strong winds and heavy rainfall also led to flooding, prompting the Environment Agency to issue flood warnings and alerts in England. The River Thames experienced strong streams, leading to red cautions advising against boat navigation. In the aftermath of the storm, approximately 200 people had to be evacuated due to the River Arun bursting its banks in West Sussex.

Stay up to date with the latest developments, damage reports, and recovery efforts related to Storm Kathleen (Timea) with our comprehensive NewsNow feed. We gather information from trusted sources to provide you with timely and accurate coverage of this significant weather event and its impact on the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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