Storm: Facts and figures

The need-to-know facts on the storm that hit the capital overnight.

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Where was the windiest place in London?

Heathrow saw wind speeds of 69 mph this morning making it the breeziest place to be in the region when Storm St Jude hit.

Other places that took the brunt of the storm:

  • Northolt, north west London - 69mph
  • Kenley Airfield, Greater London - 68 mph
  • Kew Gardens, west London - 62 mph
  • Charlwood, Surrey - 62 mph
  • Wisley, Surrey - 49 mph


Where was hardest hit by the storm?

Charlwood in Surrey was the wettest place in the London area last night when Storm St Jude hit.

34.8mm fell, that's a third of October's average rainfall.

A breakdown of the places that had the most rain since 6pm last night.

  • Kenley Airfield, Greater London - 31mm
  • Wisley, Surrey - 28.8mm
  • Hampstead, north London - 27.4mm
  • Northolt. north west London - 25.2mm
  • Kew Gardens, west London - 23mm


London not on Storm St. Jude worst-hit list

Data from the Met Office shows that the following areas saw the strongest wind overnight:

  • The Needles, Isle of Wight - 99mph
  • Langdon Bay, Kent - 82mph
  • Isle of Portland, Dorset - 81mph

These areas saw the heaviest rain:

  • Otterbourne, Hampshire - 50mm
  • Wych Cross, East Sussex - 45.4mm
  • Cardiff, Bute Park, South Glamorgan - 44.8mm
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