MATTHEWS, T. ... et al, 2014. Stormiest winter on record for Ireland and UK. Nature Climate Change, 4 (9), pp.738-740.
Meteorological agencies of Ireland and the UK have confirmed that winter (December to
February) 2013-14 (W2013/14) set records for precipitation totals and the occurrence of
extreme wind speeds1,2,3. Less clear is whether storminess (characterised as the frequency
and intensity of cyclones) during W2013/14 was equally unprecedented. We assess multidecadal
variations in storminess by considering frequency and intensity together and find
that W2013/14 was indeed exceptional. Given the potential societal impacts there is clearly
a need to better understand the processes driving extreme cyclonic activity in the North