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  • Location: Coastal West Sussex
  • Weather Preferences: Hot Humid & stormy
  • Location: Coastal West Sussex

    Hello, wasn't sure if this will be any interest to anyone but though I'd might post it. I have big interest in weather and tsunamis so personally was very interested when I found out this, I hope it not off topic

     

    "Folkestone (Kent) and Brighton (Sussex), 20 July 1929 — large tsunami-like wave struck the Kent and Sussex coasts, busy with tourists, and drowned two people, at Brighton and Worthing the wave was accompanied by sudden downpours of rain and high winds, but at Folkestone and Hastings, where one person drowned at each, the weather was clear and the unexpected wave was estimated to be c. 3.5 and 6 m high, respectively. Douglas (1929) suggests the wave was caused by a squall-line travelling up the English Channel, coincident with thunderstorms, and so may be referred to as a meteotsunami."

     

     

     

     http://www.hadesign.co.uk/worthing_history/history_pages/html/Wish_you_were_not_here.html

     

    http://www.bgs.ac.uk/research/highlights/2011/tsunamiSWEngland2011.html

     

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  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...
  • Weather Preferences: extremes n snow
  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...

    fascinating, thanks for that.

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  • Location: Newton Abbot
  • Weather Preferences: Cold WInters, Hot & Thundery Summers
  • Location: Newton Abbot

    Thanks for posting, really interesting, I've never heard of that before.

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  • Location: halifax 125m
  • Weather Preferences: extremes the unusual and interesting facts
  • Location: halifax 125m

    Hello, wasn't sure if this will be any interest to anyone but though I'd might post it. I have big interest in weather and tsunamis so personally was very interested when I found out this, I hope it not off topic

     

    "Folkestone (Kent) and Brighton (Sussex), 20 July 1929 — large tsunami-like wave struck the Kent and Sussex coasts, busy with tourists, and drowned two people, at Brighton and Worthing the wave was accompanied by sudden downpours of rain and high winds, but at Folkestone and Hastings, where one person drowned at each, the weather was clear and the unexpected wave was estimated to be c. 3.5 and 6 m high, respectively. Douglas (1929) suggests the wave was caused by a squall-line travelling up the English Channel, coincident with thunderstorms, and so may be referred to as a meteotsunami."

     

     

     

     http://www.hadesign.co.uk/worthing_history/history_pages/html/Wish_you_were_not_here.html

     

    http://www.bgs.ac.uk/research/highlights/2011/tsunamiSWEngland2011.html

    6 metres high??? are you sure? it cannot be that high due to winds!!!!

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  • Location: Coastal West Sussex
  • Weather Preferences: Hot Humid & stormy
  • Location: Coastal West Sussex

    6 metres high??? are you sure? it cannot be that high due to winds!!!!

    the wave weren't caused by winds but by the water being physically displaced by sudden change in air pressure

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