Articles | Volume 23, issue 7
Research article
17 Jul 2023
Research article |  | 17 Jul 2023

Meteotsunami in the United Kingdom: the hidden hazard

Clare Lewis, Tim Smyth, David Williams, Jess Neumann, and Hannah Cloke

Data sets

Surge Watch database: A database of UK coastal flood events

NA University of Wyoming

Ventusky weather Ventusky;-5.9;4&l=radar&t=20230313/1100&w=off

Lightning maps;t=2;s=0;o=0;b=;y=50.7086;x=-1.0547;z=4

Sea level monitoring Facility UNESCO

National Tidal and Sea Level Facility University of Liverpool

5 km Resolution UK Composite Rainfall Data from the Met Office Nimrod System CEDA Archive

Short summary
Meteotsunami are globally occurring water waves initiated by atmospheric disturbances. Previous research has suggested that in the UK, meteotsunami are a rare phenomenon and tend to occur in the summer months. This article presents a revised and updated catalogue of 98 meteotsunami that occurred between 1750 and 2022. Results also demonstrate a larger percentage of winter events and a geographical pattern highlighting the hotspot regions that experience these events.
Final-revised paper