St Jude storm

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St. Jude storm
Christian 28 October 2013.jpg
Christian making landfall in Denmark on 28 October 2013.
TypeEuropean windstorm
Extratropical cyclone
Formed26 October 2013
Dissipated31 October 2013[1]
Lowest pressureEst. 965 mb (28.5 inHg) Obs. 967.6mb
Highest winds
Highest gust120.8 miles per hour (194.4 km/h), Als, Denmark
Total fatalities17 dead, 1 missing
Areas affectedUnited Kingdom, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Russia

The St. Jude Storm also known as Cyclone Christian,[2] was a severe European windstorm that hit Northwestern Europe from 27 October 2013[3] to 28 October 2013. The storm caused 17 deaths.[4] Winds of up to 80–90 mph (130–145 km/h) were forecast for southern England,[5] 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.[6] Damage occurred in Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, and United Kingdom.

References[change | change source]

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