The great storm of 1987 was a violent extratropical cyclone that occurred on the night of 15–16 october, with hurricane-force winds causing casualties in england, france and the channel islands as a severe depression in the bay of. The great storm of 1987 in pictures it also destroyed buildings and infrastructure, causing widespread power cuts around 15 million trees were torn down by the winds. The storm of the 15/16 october 1987 is probably england’s most famous (and infamous) weather event of the 20th century with gusts between 70 and 100 knots, this was south-eastern england’s worst storm since the great storm of 1703 and as if this wasn’t enough the storm also killed 18 people and an estimated 15 million trees were lost. The great storm of 1987 was the worst storm in nearly 300 years and claimed 22 lives in just a three-hour period on the night of october 15 and early hours. October marks the 30th anniversary of the great storm of 1987, which hit the south of england.
The great storm of 1987 caused a transformation to the british landscape not seen since the blitz, recalls a new book looking at the legacy. How can the answer be improved. The storm became known as the great storm of 1987 and happened on the night of 15–16 october 1987, when an unusually strong weather system caused extremely high winds it was the worst storm to hit the uk since the great storm on 1703 and caused the deaths of 18 people in the uk and 4 in france. It was the worst storm in almost 300 years many were injured and 18 people died liam dutton looks at the aftermath of the great storm of 1987 and if a storm. English: the great storm of 1987 is a name given to a violent european windstorm that occurred on the night of 15–16 october 1987 in north-west europe, causing casualties in southern england and northern france. It was the worst storm in almost 300 years many were injured and 18 people died liam dutton looks at the aftermath of the great storm of 1987 and if a storm like it could strike again.
Watch video great storm of 1987: 30 years since devastating night that claimed 18 lives it is the night britain will never forget: the night the worst storm in living memory unleashed hell across the nation, delivering a terrifying. The great storm of 1987 caused huge damage across the uk (picture: pnr/handout) hurricane ophelia threatens life in the uk and ireland as it forms a path of category 2 destruction over the north and west of the country on.
The great storm of 1987: infographic liam dutton weather presenter during the night of 15 october 1987 a swathe of destructive winds hit southern and eastern england in what was the worst storm to hit this part of the uk in almost 300 years. Watch video f or fish – a previously benign national presence in chequered two-piece suits of varying shades of beige - the great storm led to him being lampooned in the press not as a harbinger of doom, but rather somebody who failed to see it galloping across the channel towards us.
National trust undated photos of how areas looked after the great storm of 1987 and how they look now the cyclone killed 18 people and caused an estimated £1bn of damage when it struck the south of england. There's been a lot of questions and discussions regarding the great storm of 87 in the atlantic thread so to keep each thread on topic , i thought i'd open. The great storm - 30 years on at blickling blickling estate's assistant head gardener, stephen hagon, remembers the worst storm to hit the uk in 300 years and the.
The great storm also killed 18 people and cost insurance companies over £2 billion, making it the single costliest weather event in british history nothing like the great storm of 1987 had been seen in almost 300 years, and even then–the storm of 1703–has been disputed by historians. Discuss about the great storm of 1987,your experiances and also synoptically what happenedit was the worst storm.
On the 25th anniversary of the great storm, bbc weatherman michael fish gives his version of events. Forecasters look back to the great storm of 1987 – and predict gales • rain and strong winds forecast for storm's 25th anniversary. Porsche hit by a tree in the great storm chelsea 1987 paul redsell, national trust warden at leith hill, surrey i walked to leith hill tower, the highest point in south-east england, the day after. Uk weather: a look back at the devastating great storm of 1987 that nobody predicted the last big storm to hit britain was 26 years ago - we look back at carnage in daily mirror reports and pictures published at the time. That day's weather reports had failed to indicate a storm of such severity, an earlier, correct forecast having been negated by later projections the apparent suggestion by the bbc's michael fish of a false alarm is celebrated as a classic gaffe, though he claims he was misquoted  script error. In the 25 years since the storm devastated the south east, improved technology has led to better forecasts and warnings.
Watch video weatherman michael fish, who in 1987 failed to predict one of the uk's most catastrophic cyclones, has said he would love to have a storm. When was the great storm of 1987 during the early hours of october 16, 1987, the south coast of england was wrecked by the greatest storm in nearly three centuries days before the storm struck, forecasters predicted severe weather in the form of heavy rain was on the way. It killed 22 people as it ravaged the uk, 30 years ago it also created broadcasting gold, with the bbc forecasting that the great storm of 1987 was not in fact on its way. From the trail of devastation left by the ‘great storm’ of 1987, it’s clear that it was an unusual event analysis of the storm suggests there had been nothing like it since 1703 and that it was an event so rare you would only expect a storm of that magnitude once every 200 years.