Powerful windstorm Christian – United Kingdom extensive damage review – October 28, 2013

The intense windstorm Christian is already over south Scandinavia. It has left severe property damage in its aftermath and also several deaths. The exact number is still to be determined. More than 600.000 homes in southern England were left without power after trees and severe winds down power cables, there was major traffic disruption as fallen trees closed roads and railways, over 130 flights were cancelled and Ferries also remained docked.


Photo by: Gill Allen


Photo by: East Anglia News Service


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Here are now the official peak wind gusts across the UK today:

  • 159 km/h Isle of Wight
  • 131 km/h Langdon Bay (117 m)
  • 130 km/h Isle of Portland (52 m)
  • 128 km/h Andrewsfield Aerodrome (87 m)
  • 126 km/h RAF Odiham (118 m)
  • 122 km/h Thorney Island (3 m)
  • 122 km/h Wattisham (89 m)
  • 120 km/h RAF Lyneham (147 m)
  • 120 km/h Yeovilton (20 m)
  • 120 km/h St Catherine’s Pt (24 m)
  • 120 km/h Solent MRSC (13 m)
  • 119 km/h Bournemouth (10 m)
  • 117 km/h Guernsey Airport (101 m)
  • 113 km/h Manston South East (54 m)
  • 113 km/h Manston (50 m)
  • 111 km/h London Heathrow Airport (25 m)
  • 109 km/h Kenley (170 m)
  • 109 km/h Northolt (39 m)
  • 107 km/h Shoreham Airport (2 m)
  • 106 km/h London City Airport (5 m)
  • 104 km/h MoD Boscombe Down (126 m)
  • 102 km/h The Cairnwell (933 m)
  • 102 km/h Jersey Airport (84 m)

Flash flooding was also reported, with heavy rainfall locally exceeding 40-50mm. In total there were 19 flood warnings and 147 flood alerts issued.


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Graphic by: dailymail.co.uk

The southern UK was part of HIGH risk of DAY 1 Outlook for 28/10/2013.