Storm Event

Severity ? 1


A few local gales occurred on exposed coasts, particularly on the 19thand 20th (Met Office, 1975).


At Lowestoft (Suffolk) a 15-metre stretch of sea wall collapsed after being pounded by heavy seas and strong winds (Met Office, 1975).

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with coastal flooding in Lowestoft (Suffolk) according to Zong and Tooley (2003).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences A 15-metre stretch of sea wall collapsed at Lowestoft.

*No known sources of information available


  1. Met Office, (1975). Monthly Weather Report of the Meteorological Office. Monthly Weather Report. Available at: (Accessed: 6 August 2018).
  2. Zong, Y. and Tooley, M. J. A. (2003). ‘Historical Record of Coastal Floods in Britain: Frequencies and Associated Storm Tracks’. Natural Hazards,29, 13–36. Available at: (Accessed: 5 March 2015).