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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

A very rough list of ex-hurricanes that have hit the British Isles, some doubts about whether the storm of October 1987 was the remains of Floyd

ex-Hurricane Isaac: 3rd October 2000

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ex-Hurricane Lili: 28th October 1996

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ex-Hurricane Iris: 8th September 1995

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ex-Hurricane Floyd: 13th September 1993

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ex-Hurricane Charley: 26th August 1986

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ex-Hurricane Flossie: 17th Sept 1978

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ex-Hurricane Fran: 13th October 1973

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ex-Hurricane Debbie: 16th September 1961

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ex-Hurricane Helene: 4th October 1958

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ex-Hurricane Carrie: 25th Sept 1957

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ex-Hurricane Dolly: 21 Sept 1953

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ex-Hurricane Dog: 17th Sept 1950

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25th Sept 1922

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  • Location: Rugby, Warks
  • Weather Preferences: Dangerous
  • Location: Rugby, Warks

Very interesting Mr Data,

Some very surprising eventual extra-tropical storms that maintained their tropical status to particularly high latitudes.

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  • Location: New Zealand
  • Location: New Zealand

I read something a while ago about the storm of 87, but also watched a few documentaries. In those documentaries, it was made very clear that the 87 storm was merely a rapidly deepening homegrown low. As the information gathering equiptment out at sea is nowhere near as great as what we have today, nobody saw it coming (nobody could have). As a result, forecasts were predicting normal bad weather of no real severity even a couple of hours before it hit.

Ex-hurricanes can't really take anybody by suprise like that.

Incidentally, it's worth noting that there were one or two ex-hurricanes that clipped the northernmost parts of Scotland last year - one of them went on to drop a rediculous amount of rain over Norway(I think - it may have been another euro country), causing mudslides that killed 2 people.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Storm_of_1987

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  • Location: Rugby, Warks
  • Weather Preferences: Dangerous
  • Location: Rugby, Warks

Look at this hurricane track list map...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/comm..._season_map.png

Notice that Hurricane Debbie's track, even north of Northern Ireland, maintains its hurricane status (the solid black line). But, according to other sources it became extra-tropical south west of Ireland.

This track map was probably created using unreliable data.

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  • Location: Oxford / Reading University/ Oklahoma University
  • Location: Oxford / Reading University/ Oklahoma University

Interesting charts, well done :p

Looks like ex-hurricane Flossie was a particularly severe event for the north. I bet the Norwegians have some vivid memories of that one. I seem to have some recolection of Lili a decade ago...or at least I think that's the storm I can remember.

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  • Location: Warwick and Hull
  • Location: Warwick and Hull

The one that killed someone in Norway was Hurricane Maria in 2005. The Faroes were affected by Hurricane Faith in 1966 (whilst tropical and packing Category 2 winds)

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  • Location: Western Isle of Wight
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Storm, anything loud and dramatic.
  • Location: Western Isle of Wight

I like the JRR Tolkien prediction/coincidence 1940. :p

Regarding the Black Monday thing. I remember earlier perhaps the Monday before the 87 storm, the Pope was blown over in South America whilst addressing a huge crowd, the wind just came from nowhere, some people regarded this as a sign of something bad was going to happen………….

Also, i was of the opinion that Black Monday was a result of people, not being able to get to the London stock market, because the storm damage had not been cleared up, which made the already bad situation worse.

Russ. ;)

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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam
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  • Location: Ashford, Kent
  • Weather Preferences: Anything
  • Location: Ashford, Kent

We can also add Gordon to the list Sept 2006.

Ohh wait, this thread was probably started as a result of Gordon! :D

Here's the detail anyhoo :D

United Kingdom

The remnants of Gordon hit south-west Britain late on September 21. A gust of 81 mph (130) km/h) was recorded[18] and power lines were hit, leaving more than 1,000 homes without power in Truro, Cornwall. In Devon, the rail line between Exeter and Plymouth was damaged by high surf at Dawlish, causing disruption to services. A section of seawall 10m (33 ft) long was also eroded near the track.[19] A tree fell onto a campervan in Yeoford, but no injuries were reported.[20]

Gusts of up to 75 mph affected Northern Ireland during the night of the 21st & 22nd. Up to 100,000 houses lost power as tree branches fell on power lines. Fallen trees caused widespread disruption: in County Down, several people had to be rescued from their vehicles after trees had fallen on them; flooding was also reported at Rostrevor. Several roads across the province were blocked by fallen trees, including the M1 motorway and the main roads from Derry to Belfast and Coleraine. The Foyle Bridge in Derry was also closed for two hours early on the 22nd due to high winds.[21]

In Scotland, high winds led to the cancelling of ferry services from Stranraer and Cairnryan. Lorries on the A715 road were forced to park on the roadside overnight due to dangerous driving conditions

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  • Location: Bexley (home), C London (work)
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms
  • Location: Bexley (home), C London (work)

I remember Lili very well - it was exceptionally windy as she moved through, and if I am not mistaken, as she pulled into the N Sea, she threatened wind gusts of up to 100mph down the E Coast (assuming I remembered it right)...either way, she was a powerful storm!!

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