Killer Storms and Cruel Winters - The History of Extreme Weather


Episode Info

Solar scientist Dr Lucie Green takes a journey back through Britain's most turbulent and dramatic weather history. She finds an 18th-century storm surge that killed over a thousand people working in open Somerset fields, a hurricane that drowned a fifth of the British Navy and winters so bitter that the country came close to total shutdown. But she also explores how our reactions to killer storms and cruel winters helped forge a weather science that today allows us to predict - and protect ourselves from - the worst extremes.