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  • Location: Near Matlock, Derbyshire
  • Location: Near Matlock, Derbyshire

    Sorry Cookie, have only just seen this.

    The severity level we tend to base on the expected weather and how frequently the expected event tends to happen, as well as the locations expected to affected. For example, a period of severe gales with gusts towards 80mph are far more common across northern Scotland than they are across southeastern England, so if such an event was to affect the southeast then the severity level would be higher here than it would otherwise be for the north.

    For a 5/5 severity level, we would be looking at a rare event such as the 1987 cold and snow from the east, or the great storm of 1987 in the southeast.

    To my knowledge, we have yet to issue a 5/5 severity level. :)

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  • Location: Upminster, Essex
  • Location: Upminster, Essex
    To my knowledge, we have yet to issue a 5/5 severity level.

    What about that big storm in Scotland a few years back? 2005 I think it was! Sureley that was a 5/5 severity level? with winds topping 120mph!

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