Flood Warning Info - Poole Harbour at West Quay and Lower Hamworthy Quay

Area Description

Lower Hamworthy and areas of Poole from Old Town, The Quay to Hunger Hill.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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Flood Warning History

Number of historic Flood Warnings that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Warning may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Warning table above.

Flood Warning issued on 20 Aug 2020 16:31
Poole Harbour
Large and powerful waves are expected as a result of high tides and strong winds. First forecast high water is 23:15 on 20/08/20 with a level of 1.41 mAOD and a Force 6 South Southwest wind. Second forecast high water is 11:45 on 21/08/20 with a level of 1.41 mAOD and a Force 7 South Southwest wind. Flooding to roads is possible at these times, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Lower Hamworthy and areas of Poole from Old Town, The Quay to Hunger Hill. Low pressure will cause sea levels to be higher than forecast in tide tables. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads. Camping on beaches and unprotected stretches of coastline will be extremely hazardous. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 21/08/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 12 Feb 2020 14:35
Poole Harbour
Some overtopping of sea defences is expected as a result of a high tide and a tidal surge. The forecast high water is at 13:00 on Thursday, 13/02/2020 and the forecast tide level is 1.4 m AOD. The forecast wind is Force 5, southerly. Tide times are in local time and refer to high water at Poole RNLI Tide Gauge. Flooding is possible at this time, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We believe there is a possibility of minor flooding for Lower Hamworthy and areas along the harbourside from the RNLI building to Sandbanks including Dee Way, The Fisherman's Quay and Shore Road. Coastal conditions should ease for the evening tide on Thursday, but will deteriorate by the weekend with the arrival of storm Dennis. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the situation along the Dorset Coast. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 12:05
Poole Harbour
Sea spray overtopping is forecast along the coast as a result of high tides and strong winds. Consequently, flooding is possible for 2 hours either side of the following high tide times; 10/02/20 10:15am forecast to reach 1.55m. 10/02/20 10:30pm forecast to reach 1.47m. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Lower Hamworthy and areas of Poole from Old Town, The Quay to Hunger Hill. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and liaising with emergency services. Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads as large waves could be dangerous. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Jan 2020 17:17
Poole Harbour
A large tidal surge is expected to overtop sea defences as a result of high tides and strong winds. Forecast high water is 00:30 and the forecast tide level is 1.62 m AOD. The forecast wind is South West Force 6. Tide times are in local time and refer to the high water time at Wareham. Flooding to roads and farmland//properties is possible//forecast at these times, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Lower Hamworthy and areas of Poole from Old Town, The Quay to Hunger Hill We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated on the 15/01/2020


Flood Warning issued on 26 Nov 2019 15:32
Poole Harbour
A large tidal surge is expected to affect Poole Harbour as a result of high spring tides this evening and tomorrow morning 27/11/2019. High water is at 9pm this evening 26/11/2019 at 1.4 m above ordnance datum and the morning of 27/11/2019 at 9.21 am at 1.55 m ordnance datum. Flooding to roads and property is possible and may apply two to four hours either side of the high tides. There is the possibility of flooding of West Quay and Lower Hamworthy Quay. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and closing gates. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued and stay away from large waves as they are dangerous. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 27/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 1 Oct 2019 09:35
Poole Harbour
Poole Harbour at West Quay and Lower Hamworthy will be affected by high water levels expected as a result of high spring tides. Consequently, flooding of property, roads is possible. The time of high water for which this warning applies is 12:00 Noon today, Monday 01/10/2019. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Lower Hamworthy and areas of Poole from Old Town including areas by the lifting bridge, Quay Road, Shore Road and Branksea Avenue (Hamworthy). We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay away from large waves as they are dangerous. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 1 Oct 2019 08:25
Poole Harbour
Poole Harbour at West Quay and Lower Hamworthy will be affected by high water levels expected as a result of high spring tides. Consequently, flooding of property, roads is possible. The time of high water for which this warning applies is 11:00 AM today, Monday 30/09/2019. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Lower Hamworthy and areas of Poole from Old Town including areas by the lifting bridge, Quay Road, Shore Road and Branksea Avenue (Hamworthy). We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and closing locks and flood gates. Please stay away from large waves as they are dangerous. This message will be updated tomorrow as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Sep 2019 14:30
Poole Harbour
Poole Harbour at West Quay and Lower Hamworthy will be affected by wave action and sea spray expected as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Consequently, flooding of property, roads is possible between 9:15PM and 01:15AM tonight, Monday 30/09/2019. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Lower Hamworthy and areas of Poole from Old Town including areas by the lifting bridge, Quay Road, Shore Road and Branksea Avenue (Hamworthy). We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and closing locks and flood gates. Please stay away from large waves as they are dangerous. This message will be updated tomorrow, 01/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Sep 2019 14:07
Poole Harbour
Poole Harbour at West Quay and Lower Hamworthy will be affected by wave action and sea spray expected as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Consequently, flooding of property and roads is possible between 9:15 AM and 1:15 PM tomorrow, Monday 30/09/2019. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Lower Hamworthy and areas of Poole from Old Town including areas by the lifting bridge, Quay Road, Shore Road and Branksea Avenue (Hamworthy). We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and closing locks and flood gates. Please stay away from large waves as they are dangerous. Forecast tidal conditions mean that we currently expect to issue a further Flood Warning for the evening tide on Monday 30/09/2019. This message will be updated tomorrow, 30/09/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Sep 2019 14:09
Poole Harbour
Poole Harbour at West Quay and Lower Hamworthy will be affected by wave action and sea spray expected as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible between 08:30AM and 12:30PM tomorrow, Sunday 29/09/2019. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Lower Hamworthy and areas of Poole from Old Town including areas by the lifting bridge, Quay Road, Shore Road and Branksea Avenue (Hamworthy). We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and closing locks and flood gates. Please stay away from large waves as they are dangerous. This message will be updated tomorrow, 29/09/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 4 Jan 2018 09:21
Poole Harbour
The following Flood Warning will remain in force for two hours following the time of high tide. The time and date of the forecast high water for which this Flood Warning is in force is: 10:45 am (Local time) on 04/01/2018. The forecast wind direction is Westerly South Westerly. The forecast wind strength is Force 7.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Oct 2017 09:06
Poole Harbour
The following Flood Warning will remain in force for two hours following the time of high tide. Flooding may already be affecting properties, low lying areas and roads. The time and date of the forecast high water for which this Flood Warning is in force is: 11:00 am (Local time) on 21/10/17 (10:00 am GMT). The forecast wind direction is South Westerly The forecast wind strength is Force 7