Storm Event

Severity ? 1


Wind and swell combined with high tide caused flooding in Fawley, Hampshire and Weymouth, Dorset (Ruocco et al., 2011; Burrows, 2017).


Water overtopped defenses (Burrows, 2017).

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with coastal flooding in Fawley, Hampshire (Ruocco et al., 2011). Roads and fields near Weymouth harbour were underwater (Burrows, 2017).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Roads near Weymouth Harbour flooded.
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. Ruocco, A. Nicholls, R. J., Haigh, I. D., and Wadey, M. (2011). ‘Reconstructing Coastal Flood Occurrence Combining Sea Level and Media Sources: A case study of the Solent UK since 1935’. Natural Hazards, 59(3): 1773-1796. Available at: (Accessed: 27 March 2015).
  2. Burrows, S. (2017). Analysis of Historical Coastal Floods in Dorset from 1935 -2014. Southampton Undergraduate Thesis.