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Storm Eunice Sets England’s Highest Wind Speed, But Well Below Record U.K. Gusts

Waves crash against the Cobb in Lyme Regis, west Dorset, as Storm Eunice hits the south coast on Feb. 18, 2022.

Waves crash against the Cobb in Lyme Regis, west Dorset, as Storm Eunice hits the south coast on Feb. 18, 2022.

Photographer: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Storm Eunice has seen wind speeds reach 122mph at the Needles on the Isle of Wight, provisionally the highest gust ever recorded in England, according to the Met Office.

Here is how this gust compares with other wind speeds recorded by the Met Office in the UK: