Blow­ing a hoolie

EADT Suffolk - - Real Life -

The 1987 storm was not a me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal hur­ri­cane, though winds did reach hur­ri­cane force 12 on the Beau­fort scale Mean wind speeds of 50 mph were ob­served across South East Eng­land The max­i­mum gust of 115 mph was ob­served at Shore­ham-by-Sea, West Sus­sex Gusts of 94mph were recorded in Lon­don in the early hours. The Royal Sovereign light­ship in the English Chan­nel recorded an aver­age wind speed of 86mph Tem­per­a­tures rose by up to 10ºC briefly overnight, as the storm tracked north. A pres­sure rise of more than 20 mil­libars was ob­served in just three hours. Pres­sure fell to 951 mil­libars at the cen­tre of the storm. Later, the gov­ern­ment pro­vided funds for the Met Of­fice to set up Se­vere Weather Warn­ings

The storm did its worst all over the county. Clock­wise from top left, Bard­well Mill, Ip­swich, Felixs­towe, Bec­cles, and Shot­ley. Main im­age, Felixs­towe.

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