Storm Event

Severity ? 2

Receptor and Consequence

This event was associated with flooding in Polmorla, Wadebridge, Chapel Amble and Padstow (Cornwall Council, 2011). The only extreme recorded sea level that month at Newlyn was at 16:00 on 24th October (return period of approximately 1 in 2 years). Also on this day, as the high tide advanced eastward, there was localised flooding in the Solent region – including Warsash (River Hamble, near Southampton), Fareham, Cowes (Isle of Wight; Ruocco et al. 2011). Impacts were reportedly restricted to quayside property and roads. On October 25th there was coastal flooding at Christchurch (Dorset; Davison et al. 1993).


  1. Cornwall Council, 2011. Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment ANNEX 5 – Chronology of Major Flood Events in Cornwall, Truro
  2. 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].
  3. Davison, M., Currie, I. & Ogley, B., 1993. The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Weather Book, Froglets Publications Ltd