Storm Wave Study Could Help Protect Coastal Areas

A first-of-its-kind storm wave study by Scottish researchers could provide vital storm damage protection to coastal areas. The study, undertaken by researchers at the University of Edinburgh and in Japan, involved creating a model that looked at how water in strong waves collided with buildings, seawalls, rocks and cliffs. The model involved replicating stormy wave

Storm Desmond Blows in Swarms of Jellyfish

As many parts of the country are still dealing with the aftermath of Storm Desmond, a somewhat unusual consequence of the storm has been noted in the South of England. Hundreds of strange-looking jellyfish have been washed up on beaches along the south coast, brought in on the swelling tides that destructive Desmond created. The

Strong Tides Warning During Summer Holidays

The school summer holidays mean that more people than ever are hitting Britain’s beaches or taking to the sea for some fun but the RNLI is warning everyone to remain vigilant and minimise the dangers posed by strong tides in coastal waters. The latest warnings came from volunteers in the south west, where it is

Sea Damage Still at Forefront of Thinking Even in Spring

It is the time of year when the people of Britain are generally looking forward to calmer spells of weather and maybe even to spending some time in the sunshine down by the sea. It is a period when people are more likely to be checking the tide times to plan their next coastal walk

Mammoth Tides to Hit During Repairs

Many coastal towns are preparing to see the biggest tides in half a century this autumn, but there is a reason why residents of one British seaside resort will be checking the tide times more than most in September – the surge will hit before work to repair its flood defences is complete. In fact,