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The Hampstead Storm 1975

During the late afternoon of the 14th of August 1975 north London was struck by a severe thunderstorm which caused flash flooding in the Hampstead and Highgate area and resulted in the death of one person, injuries to several others and damage to properties and infrastructure. Actual precipitation totals have been estimated as being up to 250 mm, much of which fell in 2-3 hours. This was “The Hampstead Storm”. The talk will discuss the meteorology of the near stationary convective storm.

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David Smart, Research Associate, UCL Hazard Centre, University College London


The Crypt Room, St John's Church Church St Hampstead NW3 6UU

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