Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with flooding in Hythe and Calshot (Ruocco et al. 2011). At the latter location, the head of the spit was isolated once the road adjoining the mainland became inundated. Many local roads were inundated elsewhere, and a low-lying golf course in Southampton was described as having turned into a lake.


  1. Ruocco, A.C. et al. 2011. Reconstructing coastal flood occurrence combining sea level and media sources: a case study of the Solent, UK since 1935. Natural Hazards, 59(3), pp.1773–1796. Available at: [Accessed March 27, 2015].