St. Jude storm facts for kids
Christian making landfall in Denmark on 28 October 2013.
|Formed||26 October 2013|
|Dissipated||31 October 2013|
|Lowest pressure||967 mb (28.56 inHg)|
|Highest gust||194.4 km/h (120.8 mph; 105.0 kn), Als, Denmark|
|Total fatalities||17 dead, 1 missing|
|Areas affected||United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Russia|
The St. Jude Storm also known as Cyclone Christian was a severe European windstorm that hit Northwestern Europe from 27 October 2013 to 28 October 2013. The storm caused 17 deaths. Winds of up to 80–90 mph (130–145 km/h) were forecast for southern England, but the highest windspeed was in Denmark, where a gust of 120.8 mph (194.4 km/h) was recorded in the south of the country on the afternoon of 28 October, the strongest wind recorded in the country's history. Damage occurred in Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, and United Kingdom.
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Damaged cladding on Cranfield Mill, Ipswich
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