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The Great Storm: predicting the weather

On the 16th of October 1987 hurricane-force winds battered the South East corner of England. Gusts reached more than 100 miles per hour, destroying buildings, uprooting trees and killing eighteen people.

It was the worst storm for hundreds of years, and forecasters had not seen it coming. 25 years on the weather is still unpredictable, but forecasts are more accurate than ever.

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