Burns Day Storm - European Windstorm

by   Calum Love

Burns DayThe Burns' Day Storm was one of the most severe storms to hit North West Europe, impacting the United Kingdom in particular.

The storm occurred on January 25-26 1990 and was given its name because it occurred on the birthday of the famous Scottish Poet Robert Burns.
 
Winds reached speeds in excess of 100mph and over 3 million trees fell down.  
 
97 people lost their lives and the economic costs were estimated at £3.37 billion of damage in the United Kingdom. For insurance companies it is known as the most expensive weather event ever!
 
Scientists debate about whether the storm was in part a consequence of the Greenhouse effect.
 
To read more….
 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burns%27_Day_storm

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