Storm Event

Severity ? 2


No known sources of information.


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with coastal flooding in Starcross, Saltash, Topsham, Weymouth and Bournemouth (the latter location is not known to be susceptible to coastal flooding, hence this may have comprised severe overtopping by waves). There was some disruption to coastal traffic, including along the main Weymouth-Bournemouth road which was covered in shingle (The Times, 1957). In Starcross, Devon part of the railway was impacted.

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Traffic disrupted on coastal roads, including road from Weymouth to Bournemouth. Railway effected in Starcross
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. The Times, (1957). ‘Tornado’ Hits Dockyard. Times Newspapers Limited, [London, England]. The Times Digital Archive.