List of storms

The following storms are known to have caused high insurance losses. The list was compiled after consultation with Willis Re. See the storm selection page for more details.

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Storm Date+ Insured loss (USD, indexed to 2012)** Affected countries Umax++(ms-1) Lowest MSLP*** (hPa) Maximum vorticity+++(10-5-1) Sft****
Great Storm of 87 16/10/1987 6.3bn France and United Kingdom 39.53 955.97 10.17 38.42
* Storm is an addition to the original 50 storms.
+ The date given is the date that the maximum 925hPa windspeed from ERA Interim over the Continental European land mass.
** Insured losses are from Swiss Re Sigma, No 1/2004, No 2/2006, No 2/2009, No 1/2011, No 2/2012 and No 2/2013. Losses have been converted to be indexed to 2012 values. Insured loses for the storms after 2012 are from PERILS indexed to 2014 and converted to USD using 1€ = $1.12.
++ Maximum 925 hPa wind speed from ERA Interim re-analysis data over the Continental European land mass within a 3° radius of the cyclone track
*** Mean sea level pressure from ERA Interim re-analysis data.
+++ Maximum vorticity at 850 hPa from ERA Interim re-analysis data, smoothed to T42 resolution.
**** Sft measures strength of storm and is described in selection section.

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