09 November 2007

East Coast England Flood Map

East Coast England Flood Map

England Flood Map
Source: BBC News/Environment Agency/Science Media Centre

d warnings are in place in Norfolk and Suffolk in eastern England, as a tidal surge builds in the North Sea.

Why is this happening?

Tidal Surge Map
Source: BBC News/MetOffice
  • Prevailing SW winds carry depression to NW Scotland
  • "Mean" current forces surge to right of wind direction
  • If low also moves east, surge is forced southwards
  • Shallower seabed means surge elevations higher in southern parts of North Sea
  • Spring Tides
Full Story on the BBC News Website

Has this happen before?
Yes in 1953 but with out the technologies in weather and sea surges prediction caused widespread flooding.

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