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East Coast Floods 31 January 1953

down the east coast causing severe flooding across many low-lying areas of East Anglia and the Thames Estuary. It was a cold day generally with temperatures well below the late January average. Significant weather event The Stranraer to Larne ferry boat ‘Princess Victoria’ foundered with the loss

East Coast Floods - 31 January 1953

event Highest wind gusts • The Stranraer to Larne ferry boat ‘Princess Victoria’ (knots) (mph) foundered with the loss of 133 lives Costa Hill (Orkney) 109 126 • 307 people died across southeast England (including 58 at Lossiemouth (Moray) 98 113 Canvey Island and 35 at Jaywick) Grimsetter Airport


(Aberdeenshire) Worcester, Barbourne (Worcestershire) Tain Range (Highland) Great Malvern (Worcestershire) Fyvie Castle (Aberdeenshire) Newry Carnbane (Co Down) Max temp (°C) 18.3 17.2 17.1 16.0 15.6 15.4 15.4 Glenlivet (Moray) 15.4 Larne (Co Antrim) 15.0 Shap (Cumbria) 15.0 Shobdon Airfield (Herefordshire


Lodge 1958-1965 MET/7/98/ Helen's Bay 1988 MET/7/101/ Kilgortnaleague 1966-1969 MET/7/102/ Larne 1980-1992 MET/7/108/ Moneydig 1942-1980 MET/7/113/ Portrush 1972-1991 MET/7/115/ Roscor 1940-1969 MET/7/125/ Foyle Bridge 1972-1979 MET/7/126/ Mullaghmore Airfield 1944-1945 MET/7/127/ Maydown Airfield 1943


by large overtopping waves. In Wales, surface water flooding was seen in Pembrokeshire. In Scotland, coastal flooding caused some road closures on the 28th. In Northern Ireland, rail services between Larne and Whitehead were cancelled, while bus services across Belfast were also disrupted due


caused a power outage which affected some rail services between Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as services between Milngavie and Cumbernauld; numerous roads were closed too. In Northern Ireland, sailings between Larne and Cairnryan and also the Rathlin Island Ferry were cancelled, while the Foyle

NCIC Monthly Summary

of this month’s impacts centred around the very disturbed spell from 16th to 21st; Storm Dudley was the first of three named storms. ScotRail closed 95% of its network as a precaution measure from 16:00 on the 16th, with trees falling onto overhead wires. Sailings from Larne and Cairnryan were cancelled. Fallen

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