Storm Event

Severity ? 1


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Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with a storm surge in the Thames Estuary (Hickey, 1997). There was flooding also along the south coast between 21st and 26th December at Chesil Beach, Portland, Dover and Deal, and in Lowestoft on the east coast during 26th (Brooks and Glasspoole, 1928; Zong and Tooley, 2003). There was coastal damage at Herne Bay, whilst at Deal the weather conditions were reportedly among the worst on record (The Times, 1927).

Summary Table

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  1. Hickey, K. R. (1997).Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D.Coventry University. Available at:
  2. Brooks, C. E. P. and Glasspoole, J. (1928). British Floods and Droughts.London: Ernest Benn, 199pp.
  3. Zong, Y. and Tooley, M. J. A. (2003). ‘Historical Record of Coastal Floods in Britain: Frequencies and Associated Storm Tracks’. Natural Hazards,29, 13–36. Available at: (Accessed: 5 March 2015).
  4. The Times, (1927). ‘Thames Valley (From Our Special Correspondent)’. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.