Storm Event

Severity ? 1

Receptor and Consequence

A highly anticipated windstorm on 27th–28th October that caused almost 87 knots [45 m/s] winds at the Needles, and flooding at the ferry terminal and quay in the Isle of Wight town of Yarmouth (IOWCP, 2013a). There are also pictures showing overtopping at Alum Bay, Gurnard (IOWCP, 2013b). What was extraordinary about this event was that it occurred at neap tide, and was the result of a large storm surge (Wadey et al. 2015) and high frequency sea level oscillations (Ozsoy et al. 2016).


  1. IOWCP, 2013a. St Jude Storm — Readers’ Pictures, Tuesday October 29, 2013. Isle of Wight County Press. Available at:
  2. IOWCP, 2013b. High Tides and Rain Lead to Flooding, Monday, November 4, 2013. Isle of Wight County Press. Available at:
  3. Ozsoy, O. et al. 2016. High-frequency sea level variations and implications for coastal flooding: A case study of the Solent, UK. Continental Shelf Research, 122(December 1989), pp.1–13. Available at: