Storm Event

Severity ? 1

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)).


  1. Hickey, K.R., 1997. Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Coventry University. Available at:
  2. Brooks, J. & Glasspoole, C.E.P., 1928. British Floods And Droughts, Ernest Benn.
  3. 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: [Accessed March 5, 2015]
  4. The Times, 1927. Thames Valley (From Our Special Correspondent). Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.