Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Receptor and Consequence

Eden (2008) reports “extensive” coastal flooding along the south coast generated by an easterly gale with gusts of up to 82 mph [37 m/s] (at the Lizard). Affected areas included Teignmouth, Dawlish and Paignton, with roads and railways reportedly impassable (Eden, 2008; Met Office, 1969). According to Hickey (1997), this event also impacted the English North Sea coastline

References

  1. Eden, P., 2008. Great British Weather Disasters, London: Continuum UK.
  2. Eden, P., 2008. Great British Weather Disasters, London: Continuum UK.
  3. Met Office, 1969. Monthly Weather Report of the Meteorological Office. Monthly Weather Report, 86(2).
  4. Hickey, K.R., 1997. Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Coventry University. Available at: https://curve.coventry.ac.uk/open/items/aa6dfd04-d53f-4741-1bb7-bdf99fb153be/1/.