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  • Location: Coventry
  • Weather Preferences: anticyclonic unless a snow storm
  • Location: Coventry

    As the title suggests, could anyone tell me which are the best examples of past notable depressions that then deepened significantly as they passed across the UK? - in particular depressions such as from ex hurricanes / tropical storms.

     

    I guess this is the best example of a deepening low to strike the UK in my lifetime?

     

    (Oct 1987):  http://www.iceni.org.uk/index/storm871.htm

     

    Ex Hurricane Floyd had a part to play in that particular storm..

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  • Location: Alresford, Near Colchester, Essex
  • Weather Preferences: As long as it's not North Sea muck, I'll cope.
  • Location: Alresford, Near Colchester, Essex

    As the title suggests, could anyone tell me which are the best examples of past notable depressions that then deepened significantly as they passed across the UK? - in particular depressions such as from ex hurricanes / tropical storms.

     

    I guess this is the best example of a deepening low to strike the UK in my lifetime?

     

    (Oct 1987):  http://www.iceni.org.uk/index/storm871.htm

     

    Ex Hurricane Floyd had a part to play in that particular storm..

    I'm pretty sure the '87 beast was filling slowly as it crossed the country, having reached its maximum intensity in the SW approaches. Needless to say, it was still a very deep feature.

     

    I think Hurricane Debbie of 1961 would be hard to beat in terms of its effect on these Islands, although Ireland suffered more than Britain.

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Debbie_(1961)

     

    The St Jude's Day storm must have been rapidly deepening last year, since its worst effects were over the far east of the country and Denmark suffered far more than anywhere here.

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  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl
  • Weather Preferences: obviously snow!
  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl

    How about my snowfest low? 19th-20th Nov 1996? seemed to deepen as it crossed the channel, and into the north sea, not a tropical storm/ex hurricane I know

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  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl
  • Weather Preferences: obviously snow!
  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl

    I posted a thread in the historical section of instances where hurricane remains pass close to or over the UK.30th October 2000 storm developed rapidly and deepened over the south of the UK.

     

    was my earliest wet snow day, until 28th 0ct '08

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  • Location: halifax 125m
  • Weather Preferences: extremes the unusual and interesting facts
  • Location: halifax 125m

    The great storm of 1703,cannot remember the details,you can google it ,aprox 10 to 15000 deaths !!

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    For a summer storm in relatively recent years I think the Fastnet tragedy on 14.08.1979 must have been one of the most vicious storms - although it struck the southern coast if Ireland, geographically it is still part of the British Isles and caused some loss of life.

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