Michael Fish , the BBC weatherman, got it wrong!! After hearing from an old lady that there was a hurricane on the way he said ‘Don’t worry, there isn’t a hurricane on the way’.

It was the fourth most strongest storm since records began and 18 people died, 15 million trees were blown down and £1.9 billion of damage was done to properties.

You can find good information including Weather Charts at the Met Office page. There is a good link here which includes satellite sequence from MeteoSat of the event.

So was it powerful storm or a hurricane as widely reported? Please email any further links you find regarding this famous storm.