Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Receptor and Consequence

9th January 1936 was associated with flooding in Newport (Zong and Tooley, 2003). The location is ambiguous – it is not confirmed whether this was Newport on the Isle of Wight, or south Wales – although the storm track and events on 10th January 1936 suggest western UK (and hence Wales) was affected. On 10th January 1936, according to Hickey (1997), there was an event that saw flooding in several towns around the Firth Of Clyde. In Troon, a number of houses were flooded at Harbour Row, and part of the controlled refuse dump on the north shore was washed away. Local roads were also inundated in Largs and Brodick, along with a number of commercial properties in Rothesay, where the water overflowed the esplanade. There was also flooding observed in Ardrossan. Meteorological observations at Paisley and Abbotsinch indicate gusts of 62 knots [32 m/s] and 58 knots [30 m/s], respectively. The sea levels in places were described as being “exceptional”.


  1. 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].
  2. Hickey, K.R., 1997. Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Coventry University. Available at: