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1

On which day did the Great Storm hit the UK?

15-16 October 1987

2

Where was the cold air coming from?

The cold air was moving southwards from Iceland

3

Where was the warm air coming from?

From the west from the tail-end of Hurricane Floyd, and from high temperatures in Bay of Biscay

4

What and where was the highest wind speed recorded?

122m/h in Norfolk

5

What was the pressure at midnight on the 15th October?

953mb

6

What was the largest temperature increase in 1 hour at Heathrow?

7 degrees Celsius increase in one hour

7

How many people were killed?

19

8

How many trees were blown down?

15 million

9

What was the cost of insurance claims?

£15 billion