The Met Office has compiled a fact file about the Great Storm of 1987.
18 people are killed in Britain, four in France.
Devastation costs are reported to be more than £1billion.
An estimated 15 million trees were lost.
Thousands of homes were without power for several days.
Wreckage blocked roads and railways.
A ship capsized at Dover, a Channel ferry was driven ashore near Folkestone and a detention ship off Harwich broke its moorings.
It was the worst storm since 1703 and was analysed as being a one in 200 year storm for southern Britain.
Average wind speeds of 50 mph were observed across south east England with a peak gust of 115 mph observed at Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.
A public enquiry was announced shortly after the storm and an internal enquiry was conducted by the Met Office.
Government funds the Met Office to set up the National Severe Weather Warning Service.
The Royal Sovereign lightship on the south coast recorded an average wind speed of 86 mph.
Temperatures rose by up to 10C for a short period overnight as the storm pushed north.
Storm centre pressure fell to 951mb over the English Channel.
A pressure rise of more than 20mb was observed in just three hours as the low moved away to the north.