Storm Event

Severity ? 1

Receptor and Consequence

2nd March 1988 was associated with flooding in Great Yarmouth, and the Burl and Thurne valleys according to Zong and Tooley (2003). 3rd–4th March 1988 was associated with flooding at Spurn Head, Yorkshire (Lamb, 1991; Hickey, 1997). About 350 m of the concrete roadway and its foundations were washed away, and the lighthouse became isolated.


  1. Zong, Y. & Tooley, M.J., 2003. A Historical Record of Coastal Floods in Britain: Frequencies and Associated Storm Tracks. Natural Hazards, 29(1), pp.13–36. Available at: [Accessed March 5, 2015].
  2. Lamb, H.H., 1991. Historic Storms of the North Sea, British Isles and Northwest Europe 1st ed., Cambridge University Press. Available at: [Accessed March 13, 2015].
  3. Hickey, K.R., 1997. Documentary records of coastal storms in Scotland, 1500-1991 A.D. Coventry University. Available at: