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North Sea

Forecast surge in Baltic (Jan 2015)

eSurge Live event, initiated 6/1/15 in response to a surge predicted for 10/1/15 by the Danish surge model (ocean.dmi.dk/forecast), as shown in the images below.

Forecast surge in North Sea (Jan-15)

eSurge Live event, initiated 6/1/15 in response to a surge predicted for 10/1/15 by the Danish surge model (ocean.dmi.dk/forecast), as shown in the images below.

UK Spring Tide February 2014

This event has been initiated to cover flooding around the North Sea as a result of a high spring tide, high waves and storms.

The main storm surges are expected to occur around the Atlantic coast: see this SEV for data.

For more information see:

North Sea Surge Forecast

Live Event initated after the JRC / ECMWF storm surge prediction on 19 December was foreacsting a surge of more than a metre in the Eastern North Sea on 22 December.

North sea surge

A major storm surge occurred the North Sea for 5/12/13, with severe coastal innundation. See this news story.

St Jude (North Sea)

"St Jude's storm" was an atlantic storm that hit the UK in October 2013, causing a surge both on the UK coast, and subsequently in the North Sea. Click here for more details.

St Jude's storm, October 2013

The St Jude's day storm was a powerful storm affecting the UK and other parts of Europe in late October 2013. It caused a surge of order 1m across much of the UK south coast and in the North Sea, though since it hit at a time of low tide there was little coastal flooding as a result.

North Sea surge 10/10/13

This event was initiated in response to an Environment Agency flood alert, forecasting a 0.82m storm surge together with a tide of 2.78m. (The EA do not archive their alerts, but details can be seen here.

North Sea Flood (1953)

The 1953 North sea floods were the worst natural disaster in Europe in modern times. A rapidly moving low pressure system caused a strong storm surge - the largest ever recorded on the UK east coast - which killed over 2100 in the Netherlands, UK and elsewhere along the North Sea coast.

Unnamed November storm (2011)

A combination of spring tides and storm force winds caused flooding along the east coast of the UK in this unnamed November storm. 

Meteorological history

To be written.

Storm surge and aftermath

Flooding was reported along the UK east coats on the nght of 27th November 2011, including Whitby, the Humber and Norfolk.