Articles | Volume 58
26 Jan 2023
 | 26 Jan 2023

Storm Kyrill and the storms of mid-January 2007: Societal and Energy Impacts in Europe

Anthony J. Kettle

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Short summary
Storm Kyrill in January 2007 was one of the worst storms in northern Europe over the past 50 years. The paper presents an overview of the infrastructure and societal impacts of the storm from a compilation of media sources. Energy meteorology impacts were prominent in the large number of power cuts in Europe. An analysis is made of tide gauge data around the North Sea to assess if there had been a recurrence of the rogue wave event at FINO1 from Storm Britta on 1 November 2006.