Windstorm Christian and The Great October Storm: Different Beasts or Peas in a Pod?

Much was made in the mainstream media that Windstorm Christian – that only had moderate impacts of the United Kingdom - was far removed from the infamous October Storm of 1987. However digging a little deeper into the lifecycle of these two events actually highlights that these two events were a lot closer than meets the eye and are both are good examples of a class of windstorm that has the potential to be particularly damaging. A Sting in the Tail Even though the UK only typically received inland winds of up to 70 mph – enough to start dislodging roof tiles and knocking over weaker trees – the satellite imagery gave clues that it was going to be quite a threat to the countries that lay in