St Jude storm

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St Jude storm
Formed: October 27, 2013
Dissipated: October 31, 2013
Damage: Multiple
Fatalities: 17 dead, 1 missing

The St. Jude Storm also known as Cyclone Christian was a severe European windstorm that hit Northwestern Europe from 27 October 2013[1] to 28 October 2013. The storm caused 17 deaths.[2] Winds of up to 80–90 mph (130–145 km/h) were forecast for southern England,[3] but the highest windspeed was in Denmark, where a gust of 120.8 mph (194.4 km/h) was recorded in the south of the country on the afternoon of 28 October, the strongest wind recorded in the country's history.[4] Damage occurred in Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, and United Kingdom.

References[change | change source]

  1. UK weather: Home insurance firms brace themselves for damage claims as freak storm heads for Britain - Mirror Online
  2. Storm lashes northern Europe leaving at least 17 dead
  3. Jones, Sam (27 October 2013). "Britain awaits worst storm in five years". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  4. "Ny dansk vindrekord målt på Als". Vejret. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013.