Flood Alert Info - East coast of Dorset

Area Description

Castletown, Weymouth, Preston Beach, Swanage Bay, Studland Bay, Sandbanks, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth Beach, Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Harbour.
This is a Flood Alert Area. For this area the highest level of flood notification that you will receive is a Flood Alert. No Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings are issued for this area.
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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 17:11
English Channel
Sea levels will be high as a result of high spring tides. Forecast high water is 08:00 on 11/03/20 with a forecast level of 1.81 mAOD at Portland Q Pier tidal guage and a Force 5 West South West wind. mAOD is height above average sea level for more detail refer to local tide tables. Flooding to roads is possible at these times, however conditions may apply one to two hours either side of the high tide. Areas most at risk are Portland and Weymouth Harbour. Low pressure will cause sea levels to be higher than forecast in tide tables. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads. This message will be updated Wednesday, 11/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Feb 2020 15:12
English Channel
Large waves and see spray overtopping is expected at Preston Beach as a result of high tides and strong winds. Forecast high water is 21:45 on 29/02/20 with a Force 7 west south westely wind. All times are local and refer to the high water time at Weymouth, for more detail refer to local tide tables. Flooding to roads and low lying land 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 Castletown, Weymouth, Preston Beach, Swanage Bay, Studland Bay, Sandbanks, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth Beach, Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Harbour We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated on Sunday, 01/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Feb 2020 15:43
English Channel
This Flood Alert effects the whole of the East Coast of Dorset, particularly at Preston Beach. Large and powerful waves are expected as a result of strong winds. Forecast high water is 6:45am on 23/02/20 with a level of 1.4 mAOD and a Force 8 West South West wind. All times are local and refer to the high water time at Weymouth tidal gauge. Flooding to roads and farmland 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 Castletown, Weymouth, Preston Beach, Swanage Bay, Studland Bay, Sandbanks, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth Beach, Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Harbour. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads. This message will be updated tomorrow, 23/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Feb 2020 13:41
English Channel
Storm Dennis is forecast this weekend with Met Office yellow weather warnings for wind and rain along the East Coast of Dorset. Sea spray overtopping and large waves are forecast. Flooding to roads and land is possible for the duration of the whole weekend. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Castletown, Weymouth, Preston Beach, Swanage Bay, Studland Bay, Sandbanks, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth Beach, Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Harbour. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads and stay away from exposed areas of coastline. Keep away from cliffs as cliff falls are more likely in these conditions. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as conditions change.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Feb 2020 14:37
English Channel
A large tidal surge is expected as a result of high tides and strong winds. Forecast high water is 09:45 on 13/2/2020 and the forecast tide level is 2.01 m AOD. Tide times are in local time and refer to the high water time at Weymouth Harbour. The forecast wind is Force 6 West South West. Conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Castletown, Weymouth, Preston Beach, Swanage Bay, Studland Bay, Sandbanks, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth Beach, Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Harbour. Strong onshore winds will cause tide levels to rise further. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates and checking defences. Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads as large waves could be dangerous. This message will be updated on 13/2/2020 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 12:28
English Channel
High tides and strong winds associated with Storm Ciara are affecting the east coast of Dorset and will continue for today (Monday 10th February) and tomorrow morning (Tuesday 11th February) and is specifically targeted for Preston Beach and Swanage The following high tide times and 2 hours either side represent the times this Flood Alert is valid; For Preston Beach 10/2/20 at 20:15 11/2/20 at 08:15 For Swanage 10/2/20 at 22:00 11/2/20 at 10:15 High tide levels may prevent rivers from flowing to the sea and cause rivers to rise. 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 and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 11:17
English Channel
High tides and strong winds associated with Storm Ciara are affecting the area and will continue to do so today (Sunday) and Monday. The following high tide times and 2 hours either side represent the times this Flood Alert is valid; 9/2/20 at 20:00 10/2/20 at 07:30 10/2/20 at 20:45 High tide levels may prevent rivers from flowing to the sea and cause rivers to rise. 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 and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Feb 2020 14:11
English Channel
High tides and strong winds associated with Storm Ciara will affect the area from Sunday morning. Consequently, flooding is possible for the duration of the strong winds. The following high tide times and 2 hours either side represent the times this Flood alert is valid; 9/2/20 at 06:45 9/2/20 at 20:00 10/2/20 at 10:00 Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. High tide levels may prevent rivers from flowing to the sea and cause rivers to rise. 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 and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated on Sunday 09/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2020 17:16
English Channel
This Flood Alert effects the whole of the East Coast of Dorset. Large and powerful waves are expected as a result of high tides. First forecast high water is 21:30 on 14/01/20 and the forecast wind is Force 8 South West. Second forecast high water is 09:30 on 15/01/20 and the forecast wind is Force 5 South. Tide times are in local time and refer to the high water time at Weymouth Tidal Gauge. Flooding to roads and properties 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 Castletown, Weymouth, Preston Beach, Swanage Bay, Studland Bay, Sandbanks, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth Beach, Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Harbour. High sea levels are expected to continue until after high tides at 09:30 on 15/01/20 at Preston. We are closely monitoring the situation. Be careful on beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads. This message will be updated tomorrow 15/01/20


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jan 2020 16:52
English Channel
Large and powerful waves are expected at Preston Beach as a result of high tides. First forecast high water is 20:30 on 13/01/20 and the forecast wind is Force 6 South West. Second forecast high water is 09:30 on 14/01/20 and the forecast wind is Force 5 South. Tide times are in local time and refer to the high water time at Weymouth Tidal Gauge. Flooding to roads and properties 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 Castletown, Weymouth, Preston Beach, Swanage Bay, Studland Bay, Sandbanks, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth Beach, Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Harbour. High sea levels are expected to continue until after high tides at 21:30 on 14/01/20 at Preston. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads. This message will be updated tomorrow, 14/01/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 13:51
English Channel
A tidal surge is expected to affect Poole Harbour at Wareham this evening and tomorrow morning along with the high tide and strong winds. High water is at 9:00 pm this evening the 21st and at 9.15 in the morning 22/12/2019. Flooding to roads, farmland and the harbour-side is possible and may apply two to four hours either side of the high tides. There will be south westerly winds up to force 6. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences and closing gates. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Dec 2019 13:27
English Channel
Sea spray overtopping is forecast along the coast as a result of high tides, particularly at Preston Beach. Forecast high water is 20:45 on 15/12/19. The forecast wind is Force 6 in a South West direction. Tide times are in local time and refer to time of high water at Weymouth tidal gauge. This Flood Alert effects the whole of the East Coast of Dorset and will remain in force for two hours following the time of high water. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Castletown, Weymouth, Preston Beach, Swanage Bay, Studland Bay, Sandbanks, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth Beach, Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Harbour. Strong onshore winds will cause high water levels to rise further. Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads. This message will be updated tomorrow, 16/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Dec 2019 18:00
English Channel
Large and powerful waves are expected along the East Coast of Dorset particularly at Preston Beach. Forecast high water is 20:00 on 14/12/19. The forecast wind is Force 7 in a South South West direction. Tide times are in local time and refer to time of high water at Weymouth tidal gauge. This Flood Alert effects the whole of the East Coast of Dorset and will remain in force for two hours following the time of high water. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Castletown, Weymouth, Preston Beach, Swanage Bay, Studland Bay, Sandbanks, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth Beach, Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Harbour. Coastal conditions are expected to continue until after the high tides at 08:15 on 15/12/19 at Preston. Strong onshore winds will cause high water levels to rise further. Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads. This message will be updated tomorrow, 15/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Dec 2019 18:03
English Channel
Large and powerful waves are expected along the East Coast of Dorset particularly at Preston Beach. Forecast high water is 8:15am on 14/12/19. The forecast wind is Force 7 in a Westerly direction. Tide times are in local time and refer to time of high water at Weymouth tidal gauge. This Flood Alert effects the whole of the East Coast of Dorset and will remain in force for two hours following the time of high water. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Castletown, Weymouth, Preston Beach, Swanage Bay, Studland Bay, Sandbanks, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth Beach, Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Harbour. Strong onshore winds will cause high water levels to rise further. Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads. This message will be updated tomorrow, 14/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Dec 2019 17:08
English Channel
Sea spray overtopping is forecast along the coast as a result of high tides and strong winds. Forecast high water is 09:15 on 13/12/19. The forecast wind is Force 7, in a Westerly direction. Tide times are in local time and refer to the high water time at Swanage gauge. This Flood Alert effects the whole of the East Coast of Dorset and will remain in force for two hours following the time of high water. Consequently, flooding is possible for the duration of high water. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Castletown, Weymouth, Preston Beach, Swanage Bay, Studland Bay, Sandbanks, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth Beach, Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Harbour. Strong onshore winds will cause high water levels to rise further. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 13/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Dec 2019 12:50
English Channel
Due to high winds and a tidal surge we believe there is a possibility of flooding for Castletown, Weymouth, Preston Beach, Swanage Bay, Studland Bay, Sandbanks, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth Beach, Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Harbour The highest water is forecast for 1600 today, but will be high for two hours before and two hours after this time. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated on the 11th December


Flood Alert issued on 8 Dec 2019 16:15
English Channel
Large and powerful waves are expected overnight for the east coast of Dorset. This is the result of west north westerly winds gusting up to force 8 in strength. Consequently, flooding is possible for the duration of the strong winds, between 01:00 on 09/12/19 and 06:00 on 09/12/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Castletown, Weymouth, Preston Beach, Swanage Bay, Studland Bay, Sandbanks, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth Beach, Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Harbour We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 09/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Nov 2019 15:24
English Channel
A tidal surge is expected to affect the East Dorset Coast for Preston, Poole Harbour and Wareham as a result of high spring tides and strong winds this evening and tomorrow morning. High water is between 9 and 10:30 pm this evening 27/11/2019 and between 10 and 11:30 am in the morning 27/11/2019. The wind strength is Force 5 from the west. Flooding to roads and farmland is possible and may apply two to four hours either side of the high tides. There is a possibility of flooding for Preston Beach and Poole. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. Please stay away from large waves and keep aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 28/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Nov 2019 15:07
English Channel
A large tidal surge is expected to affect the East Dorset Coast for Swanage and Poole Harbour as a result of high spring tides and strong winds this evening and tomorrow morning 27/11/2019. High water is at around 8:28pm this evening 26/11/2019 and the morning of 27/11/2019 around 8:41 am. The wind strength is Force 5 from the south. Flooding to roads and farmland is possible and may apply two to four hours either side of the high tides. There is a possibility of flooding for Swanage, Studland and Poole. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued and stay away from large waves. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 27/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Nov 2019 16:51
English Channel
A tidal surge is expected to affect the East Coast of Dorset. Tomorrow morning’s tides will be at their highest at 9:20 on 26/11/2019 at Swanage. The forecast tide level at Swanage is 1.37 m AOD. Flooding to footpaths, roads and farmland is possible, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and closing locks and flood gates. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 25/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Nov 2019 17:00
English Channel
Large and powerful waves are expected to affect the foreshore along the Dorset Coast as a result of strong onshore winds. We advise people to stay away from the foreshore as the wind and waves are dangerous. We do not forecast the situation to deteriorate any further with wind and waves forecast to reduce Sunday morning. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message should the situation change.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Nov 2019 15:07
English Channel
Large and powerful waves are expected to affect the foreshore as a result of strong onshore winds. Consequently, flooding is possible between 09:00 and 14:00 on 02/11/19. Areas most at risk are Castletown, Weymouth, Preston Beach, Studland Bay, Sandbanks, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth Beach, Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Harbour Continuing strong winds will cause additional wave overtopping until after the high tide during the morning between Portland and Christchurch. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and liaising with emergency services. Please stay away from large waves and the foot of cliffs as they are dangerous. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 02/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Oct 2019 08:13
English Channel
Sea spray overtopping is forecast at Swanage as a result of spring tides and strong winds. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; the time and date of the first forecast high water is 10:00 on 30/10/2019. The forecast tide level is 1.07 m AOD. The time and date of the second forecast high water is 22:15 on 30/10/2019. The forecast tide level is 0.98 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction for both tides is force 6 Easterly. Please note all tide times are in local time and are using the 24 hour clock. Flooding to local roads is possible at these times, however conditions may apply one to two hours either side of the high tide. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Swanage Bay We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please stay away from large waves as they are dangerous. This message will be updated by 09:00 on 31/10/19, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 28 Oct 2019 14:01
English Channel
Sea spray overtopping is forecast at Swanage as a result of spring tides and strong winds. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The time and date of the first forecast high water is 09:15 on 29/10/2019. The forecast tide level is 1.08 m AOD. The time and date of the second forecast high water is 21:45 on 29/10/2019. The forecast tide level is 1.09 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction for both tides isForce 6 East north easterly. Please note all tide times are in local time and are using the 24 hour clock. Flooding to local roads is possible at these times, however conditions may apply one to two hours either side of the high tide. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Swanage Bay We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please stay away from large waves as they are dangerous. This message will be updated by 09:00 on 30/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Oct 2019 11:16
English Channel
Sea spray overtopping is forecast along the coast as a result of spring tides and strong winds. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; time and date of the first forecast high water is 17:15 on 25/10/2019. The forecast tide level is 1.45 m AOD. Time and date of the second forecast high water is 05:45 on 26/10/2019. The forecast tide level is 1.40 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 7 South westerly for both tides. Please note all times are in local time and are using the 24 hour clock. Flooding to roads and land is possible at these times, however conditions may apply one to two hours either side of the high tide. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Castletown, Weymouth, Preston Beach, Swanage Bay, Studland Bay, Sandbanks, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth Beach, Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Harbour We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as required.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 14:17
English Channel
Portland, Swanage, and the East Coast of Dorset from Christchurch to Weymouth is expected to be affected by sea spray and wave action as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. The time and date of the forecast high water at Swanage is 11:00pm on 30/09/2019. Currently, the forecast tide level is 1.47 m AOD. Forecast wind strength and direction is Force 5 West South Westerly. Please note tide times are in local time. Flooding to properties, roads and farmland is possible at these times, however conditions may apply one to two hours either side of the high tide. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Castletown, Portland, Weymouth, Preston Beach, Swanage, Studland Bay, Sandbanks, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth Beach, Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Harbour. We are monitoring the situation and checking defences. 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 Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 14:24
English Channel
Swanage and the East Coast of Dorset from Christchurch to Weymouth is expected to be affected by sea spray and wave action as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. The time and date of the forecast high water at Swanage is 10:00AM on Sunday 29/09/2019. The forecast tide level is 1.51 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 7 South West. Please note all tide times are in local time. Flooding to properties, roads and farmland is possible at these times, however conditions may apply one to two hours either side of the high tide. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Castletown, Weymouth, Preston Beach, Swanage Bay, Studland Bay, Sandbanks, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth Beach, Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Harbour. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please stay away from large waves as they are dangerous. This message will be updated tomorrow, 29/09/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2019 18:00
English Channel
This Flood Alert particularly effects Preston Beach and 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 Alert is in force is : 10:00 am on 12/03/2019. The forecast wind direction is South South Westerly and the forecast wind strength is Force 8. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2019 18:54
English Channel
This Flood Alert particularly effects Preston Beach and 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 Alert is in force is : 6:45 am on 06/03/2019. The forecast wind direction is South The forecast wind strength is Force 5


Flood Alert issued on 3 Mar 2019 10:15
English Channel
This Flood Alert effects the whole of the East Coast of Dorset particularly at Preston Beach and will remain in force for two hours following the time of high water. The time and date of the forecast high water for which this Flood Alert is in force is: 5:00 pm on 03/03/2019. The forecast wind direction is South West The forecast wind strength is Force 8 Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2019 12:42
English Channel
This Flood Alert particularly effects Preston Beach and will remain in force for two hours following the times of high tides. The time and date of the forecast high waters for which this Flood Alert is in force are : 8:45pm on 08/02/2019 and 09:00 am on 09/02/2019. The forecast wind directions are West, South westerly for both tides. The forecast wind strengths are Force 6 and Force 7. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Feb 2019 16:02
English Channel
This Flood Alert particularly effects Preston Beach and 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 Alert is in force is : 9:00am on 08/02/2019. The forecast wind direction is SSW The forecast wind strength is Force 7 Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Dec 2018 15:54
English Channel
This Flood Alert particularly effects Preston Beach and will remain in force for two hours following the time of high tide. The times and dates of the forecast high water for which this Flood Alert is in force, are: 19.20 on Saturday 8th December and at 07.35 on Sunday 8th December. We are expecting force 7 westerly winds.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2018 15:23
English Channel
This Flood Alert particularly effects Preston Beach and will remain in force for two hours following the time of high tide. The following Flood Alerts will remain in force for two hours following the times of high tide. The time and date of the forecast high waters for which this Flood Alert is in force are tonight at 1900 and tomorrow 8th December at 0700. The forecast wind directions is Westerly force 7


Flood Alert issued on 28 Nov 2018 13:41
English Channel
This Flood Alert particularly effects Preston Beach and 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 Alert is in force is : 10:45 am on Thursday 29/11/2018. The forecast wind direction is West South West The forecast wind strength is Force 7


Flood Alert issued on 27 Nov 2018 10:08
English Channel
This Flood Alert particularly effects Swanage and will remain in force for two hours following the time of high tide. This is an update to the Alert issued for this location yesterday. The time and date of the forecast high water for which this Flood Alert is in force is : 11:30 am on 27/11/2018. The forecast wind direction is South South East The forecast wind strength is Force 7


Flood Alert issued on 26 Nov 2018 13:48
English Channel
This Flood Alert particularly effects Swanage and 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 Alert is in force is : 11:30 am on 27/11/2018. The forecast wind direction is South South East The forecast wind strength is Force 6


Flood Alert issued on 24 Nov 2018 15:28
English Channel
This Flood Alert particularly effects Swanage and 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 Alert is in force is : 09:45 am on 25/11/2018. The forecast wind direction is North East The forecast wind strength is Force 5 to 6


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2018 16:13
English Channel
This Flood Alert particularly effects Swanage and 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 Alert is in force is: 8:45pm on 23/11/18. East North East The forecast wind strength is Force 5 to 6


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2018 10:49
English Channel
This Flood Alert effects the whole of the East Coast of Dorset particularly at Weymouth, Preston Beach and Swanage and 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 Alert is in force is : 7:45 pm on 09/11/2018. at Preston Beach. The forecast wind direction is Southerly. The forecast wind strength is Force 9. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Nov 2018 12:44
English Channel
This Flood Alert effects the whole of the East Coast of Dorset particularly at Weymouth, Preston Beach and Swanage and will remain in force for two hours following the time of high tide. The following Flood Alert 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 Alert is in force is : 06.15am as Preston Beach and 08.15am at Swanage on 7th November 2018 The forecast wind direction is southerly The forecast wind strengths are Force 7 at Preston Beach and Force 6 at Swanage Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2018 08:44
English Channel
This Flood Alert particularly effects Preston Beach and 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 Alert is in force is : 10:00 am on 13/10/2018. The forecast wind direction is southerly The forecast wind strength is Force 7


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 15:45
English Channel
This Flood Alert effects the whole of the East Coast of Dorset particularly at Weymouth, Preston Beach, Swanage, Poole Harbour and Christchurch and 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 Alert is in force is : 09:54 to 11.59 am on 04/04/2018. The forecast wind direction is southerly and the wind strength is Force 7.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Mar 2018 13:55
English Channel
This Flood Alert particularly effects Swanage and will remain in force for two hours following the time of high tide. The time and date of the forecast high waters for which this Flood Alert is in force are : 10:15 pm on 19/03/2018 and 10:45 am on 20/03/2018. The forecast wind direction are North East and Northerly The forecast wind strengths are Force 6 and Force 4 Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Mar 2018 13:26
English Channel
This Flood Alert particularly effects Swanage and will remain in force for two hours following the time of high tide. The time and date of the forecast high waters for which this Flood Alert is in force are : 9:45 pm on 18/03/2018 and 9:45 am on 19/03/2018. The forecast wind direction are North East and East North East The forecast wind strengths are Force 6 and Force 6 Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Mar 2018 15:17
English Channel
This Flood Alert particularly effects Swanage and will remain in force for two hours following the time of high tide. The time and date of the forecast high waters for which this Flood Alert is in force are : 9:00 pm on 17/03/2018 and 9:15 am on 18/03/2018. The forecast wind direction are North East and East North East The forecast wind strengths are Force 6 and Force 7 Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2018 13:31
English Channel
This Flood Alert particularly effects Swanage and will remain in force for two hours following the time of high tide. The following Flood Alerts will remain in force for two hours following the times of high tide The time and date of the forecast high waters for which this Flood Alert is in force are : 08:45am and 9:00pm on Saturday 17th March 2018 . The forecast wind directions are East North Easterly and North East The forecast wind strengths are Force 6 and Force 6 Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Feb 2018 17:23
English Channel
This Flood Alert particularly effects Preston Beach and 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 Alert is in force is : 05:30 am (Local time) on Tuesday 13/02/2018. The forecast wind direction is South South East and the forecast wind strength is Force 8.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 16:14
English Channel
"This Flood Alert effects the whole of the East Coast of Dorset particularly at Weymouth, Preston Beach and Swanage and 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 Alert is in force is 09:00am on 05/01/2018. The forecast wind direction is WSW The forecast wind strength is Force 6


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 15:55
English Channel
This Flood Alert effects the whole of the East Coast of Dorset particularly at Portland and Swanage and 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 Alert is in force is: Portland: 8:30 am (Local time) on 04/01/2018. Swanage: 10.30 am (Local time) on 04/01/2018. The forecast wind direction is Westerly South Westerly The forecast wind strength is Force 6.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 17:28
English Channel
This Flood Alert effects the whole of the East Coast of Dorset particularly at Weymouth and Preston Beach and 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 Alert is in force is : 20:00pm (Local time) on 02/01/2018 and 8:00am on 03/01/2018. The forecast wind direction is South Westerly and Westerly The forecast wind strength is Force 8


Flood Alert issued on 31 Dec 2017 15:44
English Channel
This Flood Alert effects the whole of the East Coast of Dorset particularly at Weymouth and Christchurch and 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 Alert is in force is: 7:00 pm (Local time) on 31/12/2017. The forecast wind direction is Westerly. The forecast wind strength is Force 7.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2017 20:21
English Channel
Tidal levels are high along the coast, and this Flood Alert particularly effects Christchurch and 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 Alert is in force is 07:45am (Local time) on 31st December 2017. The forecast wind direction is South westerly force 5.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Dec 2017 15:51
English Channel
The following Flood Alert 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 Alert is in force is: 11:00 am (Local time) on 10/12/2017. The forecast wind direction is Westerly. The forecast wind strength is Force 8.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2017 09:38
English Channel
This Flood Alert effects the whole of the East Coast of Dorset particularly at Preston Beach and will remain in force for two hours following the time of high tide. The following Flood Alert will remain in force for two hours following the times of high tide. The time and date of the forecast high water for which this Flood Alert is in force is : 21:30 pm (Local time) on 22/11/2017. The forecast wind direction is Southerly. The forecast wind strength is Force 8 Large waves and strong winds will cause some spray along the coast road.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Oct 2017 18:58
English Channel
This flood alert is for the East Coast of Dorset but is particularly focused on Preston Beach. The Flood Alert will be in force for 2 hours after the time of high water. The forecast time of high water is 4:45pm local time on the 16/10/2017 (03:45PM GMT). The Forecast Wind is South Westerly, Force 7. Large offshore waves is likely to cause spray overtopping of defences. take care in high winds, to stay away from exposed coastal areas and follow any instructions from the emergency services.