Meteorologist Helen Young recalls some extreme weather conditions that have occurred in the UK.


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A community recalls their devastating flood of 1953, as meteorologist Helen Young visits East Anglia.
A community recalls their devastating flood of 1953, as Helen Young visits East Anglia.
A community recalls their devastating flood of 1953, as meteorologist Helen Young visits East Anglia.

In 1953 the worst floods in the last century hit East Anglia.
The community remembers the night and the lives lost.
Helen Young visits East Anglia and remembers the worst floods of the century.
In 1953 the worst floods this century hit East Anglia.
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Meteorologist Helen Young talks to eye witnesses about the Aurora Borealis - rare and dramatic lights seen in Edinburgh's sky.
Helen Young talks to eye witnesses about the Aurora Borealis - seen in Edinburgh's sky.
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Helen Young talks to witnesses and experts about the tornado in London's Gunnersbury, 1954
Helen Young talks to witnesses and experts about the last century's worst tornado in London's Gunnersbury, on 8th December 1954.
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Meteorologist Helen Young recalls 1975, when snow fell in June and interrupted play at Buxton cricket ground.
Helen Young recalls 1975, when snow fell in June and stopped play at Buxton cricket ground
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Meteorologist Helen Young visits the bizarre frost hollow of Rickmansworth, near the Chilterns.
Helen Young visits the bizarre frost hollow of Rickmansworth, near the Chilterns.
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Helen Young recalls how thousands were killed by London's deadly smog of December 1952.
Meteorologist Helen Young recalls how thousands were killed by London's deadly smog of December 1952.
In December 1952, a deathly smog descended over London for 69 hours.
Over 4,000 people were killed.
She remembers the worst days of smog in this century with the help of a fireman and doctor who were on duty on London's streets.
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Helen Young visits Cheltenham to recall the UK's hottest ever temperature of 1990.
Meteorologist Helen Young visits Cheltenham to recall the UK's hottest ever temperature of 1990, when tarmac started melting.
The hottest ever temperature in the UK - so hot that the tarmac melted.
The hottest ever temperature in the UK - so hot that the tarmac melted and you could fry an egg on the tennis courts.
She visits Cheltenham to remember the hottest day this century with the help of the local lido manager, a park attendant and a farmer whose life was changed by the heat.
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The people of Bournemouth recall a day in 1983 when hailstones the size of golf balls fell
The people of Bournemouth remember one strange day in 1983, when hailstones the size of golf balls fell. With meteorologist Helen Young.
Meteorologist Helen Young visits Bournemouth to recall the severe hail storm of 1983, which produced a surprise from the sky.
Meteorologist Helen Young visits Bournemouth to recall the severe hail storm of 1983.
The people of Bournemouth remember one strange day in 1983 when hailstones the size of golf balls fell.
People in Bournemouth remember a day in 1983 when hailstones the size of golf balls fell.
Coke falls from the sky in the worst hail storm this century.
With the recollections of a gardener and a factory worker whose roof fell in.
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Helen Young visits a gliding club to recall a pilot's survival of a 1999 lightning strike.
Meteorologist Helen Young visits a Dunstable gliding club to recall a pilot's lucky survival during a 1999 lightning strike.
Helen Young revisits the scene of a pilot's lucky survival during a 1999 lightning strike.
In 1999 the most powerful ever lightning strike, a super bolt, was recorded in Britain.
What did it hit?
She visits a gliding club in Dunstable to remember the day a glider was hit by lightning, and to meet the lucky pilot who survived.
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Meteorologist Helen Young visits Dartmoor to recall the jumbo freeze of 1963.
Meteorologist Helen Young visits Dartmoor to recall the jumbo freeze of 1963, when a baby had to be delivered by phone.
Dartmoor, 1963.
A great snow blizzard left 6ft drifts.
Midwives delivered babies by phone.
People were snowed in for weeks.
She visits Dartmoor to remember the worst freeze this century and to hear the story of a baby who was delivered by phone.

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