Storm Event

Severity ? 2


High tide, combined with fierce gales and torrential rain caused flooding in the Solent (Akehurst (2011)).


No known sources of information.

Receptor and Consequence

This event, recorded by Akehurst (2011), was associated with flooding in Solent. The Hythe to Fawley road was flooded. Quayside roads and shops were cut off due to flooding. Telephone lines affected when water soaked into underground cables. The quay was flooded to over a foot and water lapped around the fisherman’s cottage. Cars along the sea front were damaged when waves crashed over them. Beach huts damaged at Milford. Pubs, shops, and streets in Isle of Wight also affected by flood, including: High Street, Vectors Tavern (flooded to six inches), Bell Inn, Medina Road and The Strand, Ryde.

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport Several streets were flooded including: High Street, Medina Road, The Hythe to Fawley road, Quayside roads.
Energy *
Public services Pubs and shops flooded. Beach huts damaged at Milford. Telephone lines affected when water soaked into underground cables.
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land *
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences *

*No known sources of information available


  1. Akehurst, K. (2011). Coastal Flooding in the Solent, an Analysis using Sea Levels and Media Records. Southampton Undergraduate Thesis.