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The science of weather prediction: 30 years after the 1987 storm

The great storm hit the UK on 15 and 16 October 1987, killing 18 people and causing £1bn in damage. Why did we fail to forecast it? Would things be different if it happened again?  Does it even matter?

 

Speakers:

Prof. Peter Clark, Joint Met Office Chair in Weather Processes at the University of Reading

Ken Mylne, Head of Verification, Impacts and Post-Processing at the Met Office

Alex Deakin, Meteorologist at the Met Office

Sarah Davies, Senior Met Office Advisor on Civil Contingencies

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