Storm Event

Severity ? 2


A low-pressure system developed at the south-east of Greenland on the 24thof December and travelled eastwards, crossing Iceland. On the 26thof December, the low-pressure system was located north of the UK, producing south-westerly winds over the UK, which coincided with a high tide (Boza, 2018).


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

Houses and streets were flooded in Yarmouth and Cowes (Boza, 2018).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property Houses flooded in Yarmouth and Cowes.
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Streets flooded in Yarmouth and Cowes.
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. Boza, X. (2018). The Reconstruction and Analysis of Historical Coastal Flood Events from 1800’s in the Solent, UK. Southampton MSc Dissertation.