The St Jude Storm

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

 

Crush: A tree fell on a bus on Turnpike Lane in north London. Police closed the road

 

It has been variously described as “The Storm of the Century”, “Unprecedented”, “Superstorm” and “A repeat of 1987”. I refer, of course, to the St Jude storm that passed through early this morning  and is now headed off into the North Sea.

Let’s have a look at the impact, and see how it compared to other recent storms in the UK. We have not yet got confirmed figures from the Met Office, but it is unlikely they will be much different to the provisional data below.

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