Christmas Hurricane of 1902

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Christmas Hurricane of 1902
Julorkanen 1902.jpg
1903 collage in the Idun magazine from the storm
TypeEuropean windstorm
Formed24 December 1902
Duration26 December 1902
Areas affectedDenmark

The Christmas Hurricane of 1902 (Danish: Julestormen 1902, Swedish: Julorkanen 1902) was a strong European windstorm which struck Denmark and Sweden on 25 December 1902.[1][2]

In Sweden, it hit Scania, parts of southern Kronoberg County and the west coast of Sweden. Circa 50 fishermen were killed, while very few people on land were killed. Material damages, were measured in millions of Swedish crowns as of 1902, were reported. The storm destroyed, among other things, open-air baths in Varberg, Mölle and Malmö (one in Ribersborgsstranden - the Ribersborgs open-air bath, and one in Sibbarp), and the Örgryte Church tower spire fell off[citation needed].