Storm Katie may never have been destined to be a record-breaker, but nonetheless she certainly swept dramatically over southern Britain during the night of Easter Sunday and into the morning on Easter Monday.
With her track across southern Britain, storm Katie – the 11th named storm since last autumn – first made landfall in Cornwall and then exited into the North Sea from the Lincolnshire coast during the latter part of the morning.
Mark Wilson is a Met Office forecaster. Reviewing the progress of storm Katie, he said: “The maximum gust speed recorded was 106 miles per hour at 5am on the Needles on the Isle of Wight. The Needles is a very exposed site and regularly records the strongest UK gust speeds. The speed of 74 miles per hour recorded at 7am…
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