posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 09:52 AM
Originally posted by woogleuk
reply to post by jrmcleod
To be honest, it sounds like central Scotland will bear the brunt of it, and even there, it doesn't sound anywhere near as bad as the one we had in
1987. I remember watching the caravan doing cartwheels over the front lawn during that storm, I also remember the lynch mob that almost formed after
The storm of 1987 is a different breed of storm altogether so they cant really be compared. They are occurring at different times and bring with them
a set of different scenarios and risks.
The main issue with the storm of 1987 was strong winds and trees still in leaf. The majority of the damage was caused by trees falling. The
strongest gust was 122mph in Norfolk but widely around 80-90mph.
This storm is forecast for winds gusting up to 100mph, with every possibility of winds exceeding this. The record UK wind speed recorded was 194mph
on Cairngorm which is only 37mph short of the world record, the fastest wind at low lying levels ever recorded in the UK was 142mph recorded in
This storm will bring with it freezing weather, blizzards, a storm surge and the wind.
Even if its only Scotland, over 2million people live in the path of the worst forecast area, i think this major storm is worthy of mention...