I remember that '87 storm very well. Got up at 2 am and prepared to move out of our old Essex timber cottage. In the light of arcing electric cables, I could see trees bent double in the wind. Very few houses escaped some sort of roof damage and in the morning the roads were littered with branches and broken roof tiles.I largely ignore weather experts, remember Michael Fish in the 80s.
hope it stays nice for the little one Pat.