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Stormy Weather

Hurricanes, Monsoons, and Tropical Storms

Has there ever been a hurricane in Great Britain?

Well, what really occurred in Great Britain was a very intense, low-pressure system with hurricane-force winds. On January 25, 1990, a storm with winds up to 120 miles (193 kilometers) per hour hit Great Britain, killing 45 people and causing over one billion dollars in damage. Even so, Brits often remember the Great Storm of 1987 even less fondly. Though it cannot be classified as a hurricane (hurricanes are tropical events only), it killed 18 people and was, at that time, the worst storm to hit the British Isles in the last three centuries.



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