STORM – Weather on the Coast

Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 02/03/1877


     Stormy weather has again set in on this coast, and during Monday night there was a heavy fall of snow, accompanied with a hard frost, which still continues. For the second time this winter the Cleveland Hills have assumed a snowy mantle.

     Strong north-westerly gales have also brought up a heavy sea, and at Redcar the tides of the past few days have been unusually high – that of Wednesday morning especially, when the sea rose to within three or four yards of the houses in some parts of the Esplanade, without, however, doing any damage.

     The storm of Monday night appears to have affected a wide area, for Whitby great waves broke on the bar and the beach in a way that would have made the harbour very dangerous for entrance if any ships had been seeking refuge. The storm signals were exhibited during the day from the Coastguard station, and the lifeboats, rocket apparatus, and other life saving appliances were kept in readiness for service.


dean July 30, 2011 Weather & Tides