When was the Storm in 2013?

Cyclone Xaver

Xaver making landfall over Norway and Denmark on 5 December 2013.
Type European windstorm Extratropical cyclone Winter storm
Formed 4 December 2013
Dissipated 10 December 2013
Highest winds 130 km/h (81 mph), Nissum Fjord, Denmark

What caused the 2013 storm surge?

The combination of low pressure and strong winds led to a significant storm surge which propagated southwards with the high spring tide along the east coast of Scotland (Wick: 1245 UTC, 5 December 2013) and then England (Lowestoft: 2230 UTC), continuing around the southern North Sea to affect the coasts of Belgium ( …

What caused December 2013 storm?

A combination of unusually low pressure, strong onshore winds and high ‘spring’ tides created the perfect conditions for the worst storm surge witnessed in the North Sea since the infamous events of late January 1953.

Can the ocean flood?

The seawater can flood the land via several different paths: direct flooding, overtopping of a barrier, breaching of a barrier. Moreover, sea level rise and extreme weather caused by climate change will increase the intensity and amount of coastal flooding affecting hundreds of millions of people.

What was weather like in UK in December 2013?

Synoptic situation at 1200 UTC 31 December 2013, with low pressure continuing to dominate the UK’s weather, bringing further strong winds accompanied by heavy rain. The map below shows maximum gust speeds 30 to 31 December 2013. The focus of the concern about the severe weather shied from strong winds to heavy rain.

When was the wettest winter in the UK?

The winter of 2013/4 saw a succession of storms batter the UK, leading to heavy rain and severe flooding across large parts of the country. The odds of those storms bringing such extreme wet weather were seven times higher than on a planet that wasn’t warming, according to a new analysis by Met Office scientists.

Where was the storm in December 2013 in the UK?

Synoptic situation at 1200 UTC 5 December 2013, showing a deep area of low pressure to the north-east of the UK bringing strong winds to the north and east, with a storm surge affecting both North Sea coasts and the North Wales coast. The map below shows maximum gust speeds 5 to 6 December 2013.

Where did the snow fall in March 2013?

In March 2013 an active weather fronts moving in from the Atlantic brought heavy rain and flooding to south-western parts of the UK. As these fronts moved further north they encountered cold easterly winds and the rain turned to snow. Snow fell from the Midlands northwards causing significant disruption.