Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Receptor and Consequence

According to Hickey (1997), minor flooding was experienced in Dundee during this event when water overflowed the harbour wall. In Gretna, 1,200 sheep were reportedly drowned at Rockcliff Marsh. One source cited by Hickey (1997) dates this event as having occurred between 26th to 31st December. There was also flooding in Blackpool, Fleetwood and Sandylands on 27th December according to Zong and Tooley (2003), and also along the south coast at Portsmouth, Southsea, Folkestone, Sandgate and Deal. The Met Office (1924) also reports that there was “extensive” flooding across the country during the last few days of December 1924.

References

  1. Hickey, K.R., 1997. Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Coventry University. Available at: https://curve.coventry.ac.uk/open/items/aa6dfd04-d53f-4741-1bb7-bdf99fb153be/1/.
  2. Zong, Y. & Tooley, M.J., 2003. A Historical Record of Coastal Floods in Britain: Frequencies and Associated Storm Tracks. Natural Hazards, 29(1), pp.13–36. Available at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A%3A1022942801531 [Accessed March 5, 2015].
  3. Met Office, 1924. Monthly Weather Report of the Meteorological Office. Monthly Weather Report, 41(12).