Worst weather since 1987 storm

 

Weather forecasters are warning of stormy conditions in England and Wales on Sunday night and Monday even though today has been an amazing warm and sunny day here on the south coast. Many flowers are having a late flowering including these roses which seem to think it is mid summer still with their full blooms.

The winds are set to reach 80mph and perhaps more along the coast and the worry is that many trees will be uprooted as in the Great Storm of October 1987 when wind speeds of 115 mph were recorded.

Jill Attenborough, of the Woodland Trust, said 15 million UK trees fell in 1987 and warned more were now “exposed” because of a reduction to woodland areas for the building of roads, railways and housing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24674537

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2474792/UK-weather-Worst-storms-1987-winds-80mph-predicted.html

http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-77EBHD

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