This was Storm Barney.
For some reason I have not heard, the British and Irish meteorological offices have decided to 'honour' certain winter storms with names, just like hurricanes. Quite what criteria storms have to display in order to be so honoured is another thing I have failed to take in, although I suspect nobody has bothered to tell we huddled masses. Anyway, Abigal arrived last week - and the next one will be named Clodagh (a sop to the Met Éireann I presume).
So we did get strong winds and lashings of rain. Then it cleared up - only for the wind and rain to come back again. And again.
|Waves crash into the lighthouse at Newhaven, East Sussex||(borrowed from The Argus)|