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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?



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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