Storm surge climatology: England – South

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Tide gauges in the south of England stretch from Dover in the east past St. Mary’s in the Isles of Scilly to Avonmouth located in the Bristol Channel. The gauges on the south coast are exposed to the tidal forcing and the weather systems of the English Channel while the gauges at Ilfracombe, Hinkley Point and Avonmouth are exposed to the greater tidal range and the weather systems of the Bristol Channel.

The skew surge results are displayed alphabetically by tide gauge location. Click on images to view larger versions.

Avonmouth

Data from 1961–1962, 1972–1976, 1979–2012 [data 79% complete]

Top 10 skew surges

Date
Surge (m)
1997/02/24 20:45
1.951
2006/12/03 05:15
1.615
1988/01/06 08:00
1.525
1998/01/04 11:15
1.486
1961/09/16 11:00
1.386
1990/02/26 08:00
1.382
2004/10/20 23:30
1.375
2007/01/18 06:15
1.348
1990/02/07 05:00
1.338
1997/12/25 15:45
1.220

Bournemouth

Data from 1996–2012 [data 96% complete]

Top 10 skew surges

Date
Surge (m)
2006/12/03 06:15
0.796
2007/03/06 02:00
0.752
2001/01/02 05:00
0.749
2009/01/19 06:30
0.732
1998/01/04 14:00
0.709
2008/03/10 10:30
0.702
1998/01/05 14:00
0.692
2007/02/12 07:00
0.691
2009/01/23 07:30
0.686
2002/11/14 08:15
0.682

Dover

Data from 1924–2012 [data 90% complete]

Top 10 skew surges

Date
Surge (m)
1993/02/21 11:00
1.545
1962/02/16 22:00
1.359
2007/11/09 10:30
1.263
1961/03/21 02:00
1.219
1926/10/10 12:00
1.217
1983/02/02 02:00
1.217
2008/03/01 17:00
1.175
2012/01/05 20:45
1.154
1976/01/04 00:00
1.152
2000/01/30 05:45
1.092

Hinkley Point

Data from 1990–2012 [data 95% complete]

Top 10 skew surges

Date
Surge (m)
1997/02/24 20:15
1.539
2006/12/03 04:45
1.315
1998/01/04 10:45
1.258
1995/02/16 19:30
1.202
1997/02/19 17:45
1.005
2005/01/08 04:15
0.995
2007/01/18 05:45
0.987
1997/12/25 15:00
0.909
1996/10/28 19:45
0.899
2004/10/20 23:00
0.897

Ilfracombe

Data from 1968–1971, 1977–2000, 2002–2012 [data 78% complete]

Top 10 skew surges

Date
Surge (m)
1969/01/17 17:00
1.107
1989/12/16 21:00
0.984
1986/03/24 05:00
0.946
2006/12/03 03:45
0.916
1989/12/16 08:00
0.856
1988/02/01 05:00
0.791
1995/02/11 15:45
0.784
1989/12/21 00:00
0.755
1984/11/23 18:00
0.732
2005/01/08 03:30
0.731

Newhaven

Data from 1982–1987, 1991–2012 [data 93% complete]

Top 10 skew surges

Date
Surge (m)
1987/10/16 05:00
1.054
1993/02/21 11:15
0.991
2002/11/14 06:45
0.930
2008/03/01 16:45
0.874
1983/02/02 02:00
0.862
1984/01/14 07:00
0.780
2004/12/17 15:30
0.768
1998/01/04 15:00
0.750
2009/01/23 09:15
0.741
2003/01/02 10:15
0.705

Newlyn

Data from 1915–2012 [data 87% complete]

Top 10 skew surges

Date
Surge (m)
1989/12/16 19:00
0.930
2004/10/27 16:15
0.826
1936/01/05 14:00
0.766
1989/12/16 07:00
0.747
1983/12/18 15:00
0.721
1926/02/01 07:00
0.703
2006/12/03 02:45
0.697
1996/01/11 20:00
0.693
1954/11/26 17:00
0.689
2002/01/23 11:15
0.684

Plymouth (Devonport)

Data from 1987, 1991–2012 [data 90% complete]

Top 10 skew surges

Date
Surge (m)
1987/10/16 00:00
0.902
2006/12/03 04:00
0.817
2004/10/27 17:15
0.740
1996/01/06 18:15
0.712
2000/12/31 21:00
0.683
2002/01/23 12:30
0.670
1996/01/11 21:00
0.669
1996/01/11 08:45
0.664
1996/01/08 19:30
0.620
1987/10/18 03:00
0.617

Portsmouth

Data from 1991–2012 [data 94% complete]

Top 10 skew surges

Date
Surge (m)
2002/11/14 08:00
0.824
1998/01/04 15:00
0.812
1995/01/19 13:00
0.794
2001/01/02 03:30
0.774
2008/03/01 18:00
0.766
1994/12/07 02:00
0.763
2007/03/06 00:30
0.760
1993/02/21 11:30
0.747
2008/03/10 13:00
0.709
2002/02/22 19:00
0.697

St. Mary’s

Data from 1976, 1994–2012 [data 87% complete]

Top 10 skew surges

Date
Surge (m)
2004/10/27 16:15
0.723
1996/01/06 17:30
0.646
2002/01/23 11:15
0.589
1996/01/11 20:00
0.584
2006/12/03 02:30
0.557
1996/01/11 07:45
0.550
2004/10/28 16:45
0.547
1996/01/08 18:15
0.541
2006/09/21 16:15
0.540
2003/01/02 03:45
0.527

Weymouth

Data from 1991-2012 [data 94% complete]

Top 10 skew surges

Date
Surge (m)
2006/12/03 05:45
0.824
2002/11/14 03:15
0.733
2008/03/10 09:00
0.689
2002/10/15 12:45
0.687
2007/02/12 08:00
0.675
2000/12/31 21:30
0.667
2000/12/08 02:45
0.660
2007/02/12 06:45
0.635
2004/01/31 12:45
0.628
2004/10/27 18:00
0.627