Storm Event

Severity ? 3


South-westerly gales forced sea water up the Bristol Channel and into the estuaries of the River Avon and River Severn (Lamb, 1991).


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

In Bristol on the 8th, the tide in the River Avon reached 8ft, causing great damage to warehouses containing goods from the West Indies and America and drowning thousands of livestock (Holford, 1976).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock Thousands of sheep and cattle drowned
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. Lamb, H. H. (1991). Historic Storms of the North Sea, British Isles and Northwest Europe. Cambridge University Press. Available at: (Accessed: 13 March 2015).
  2. Holford, I. (1976). British Weather Disasters. Newton Abbot: David and Charles.