Storm Event

Severity ? 2


No known sources of information.


At Cowes, Isle of Wight waves managed to breach the sea wall (Met Office, 1986).

Receptor and Consequence

There was widespread flooding and damage along southern England and Wales during this event with hundreds of hectares of agricultural land inundated in Portsmouth, Hampshire, as well as East Sussex (Met Office, 1986).

Summary Table

Loss of life *
Residential property *
Evacuation & Rescue *
Cost *
Ports *
Transport *
Energy *
Public services *
Water & wastewater *
Livestock *
Agricultural land 100s of hectares of land flooded in Portsmouth and East Sussex
Coastal erosion *
Natural environment *
Cultural heritage *
Coastal defences Sea wall at Cowes was breached.

*No known sources of information available


  1. Met Office, (1986). Monthly Weather Report of the Meteorological Office. Monthly Weather Report, 103(11).