Flood Alert Info - Christchurch Harbour

Area Description

Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon.
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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Flood Alert History

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

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

Flood Alert issued on 18 Nov 2020 08:34
English Channel
Sea spray overtopping is forecast along the coast as a result of high tides. Forecast high water is 11:15 on 18/11/20 with a level of 1.23 mAOD and a Force 6 South South Westerly wind. All times are local and refer to the high water time at Christchurch, mAOD is height above average sea level for more detail refer to local tide tables. Flooding to roads and farmland is forecast 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 Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads and consider installing property flood resilience equipment. This message will be updated this afternoon, 18/11/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Nov 2020 16:03
English Channel
Sea spray overtopping is forecast along the coast as a result of high spring tides. Forecast high water is 22:15 on 16/11/20 with a level of 1.24 mAOD and a Force 6 South Westerly wind. All times are local and refer to the high water time at Christchurch, mAOD is height above average sea level for more detail refer to local tide tables. Flooding to roads and farmland is forecast 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 Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads and consider installing property flood resilience equipment. This message will be updated Tuesday, 17/11/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2020 14:55
English Channel
Sea spray overtopping is forecast along the coast as a result of high spring tides. First forecast high water is 21:45 on 15/11/20 with a level of 1.48 mAOD and a Force 6 West South Westerly wind. Second forecast high water is 10:15 on 16/11/20 with a level of 1.26 mAOD and a Westerly wind. All times are local and refer to the high water time at Christchurch, mAOD is height above average sea level for more detail refer to local tide tables. Flooding to roads and farmland is forecast 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 Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads and consider installing property flood resilience equipment. This message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2020 14:58
English Channel
Sea spray overtopping is forecast along the coast as a result of high spring tides. First forecast high water is 20:45 on 14/11/20 with a level of 1.40 mAOD and a Force 5 Southwest wind. Second forecast high water is 09:30 on 15/11/20 with a level of 1.47 mAOD. All times are local and refer to the high water time at Christchurch, mAOD is height above average sea level for more detail refer to local tide tables. Flooding to roads and farmland is forecast 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 Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads and consider installing property flood resilience equipment. This message will be updated Sunday, 15/11/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Nov 2020 16:58
English Channel
Sea spray overtopping is forecast along the coast as a result of high tides. First forecast high water is 09:00 on 14/11/20 with a level of 1.36 mAOD and a Force 7 Southerly wind. Second forecast high water is 20:45 on 14/11/20 with a level of 1.38 mAOD. All times are local and refer to the high water time at Christchurch, mAOD is height above average sea level for more detail refer to local tide tables. Flooding to roads and farmland is forecast at these times, however conditions may apply one to two hours either side of the high tide. Areas most at risk are Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads and consider installing property flood resilience equipment. This message will be updated Saturday, 14/11/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Nov 2020 15:48
English Channel
Sea spray overtopping is forecast along the coast as a result of high tides and strong winds. Forecast high water is 10:15pm this evening 01/11/2020 with a level of 1.23 mAOD and a Force 7 South Westerly wind. Conditions may apply one to two hours either side of the high tide. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. We are closely monitoring the situation. Incident staff are checking defences. Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads. This message will be updated on Monday 02/11/2020 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Oct 2020 18:38
English Channel
Sea spray overtopping is forecast along the coast as a result of high tides. Forecast high water is 09:30 on Saturday 31/10/20 with a level of 1.26 mAOD and a Force 7 Southerly wind. Conditions may apply one to two hours either side of the high tide. Continuing strong winds may cause additional wave overtopping throughout the day on Saturday. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads. This message will be updated on Saturday 31/10/20 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Oct 2020 14:22
English Channel
We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. Low pressure will cause sea levels to be higher than forecast in tide tables during this period of high Spring tides. First forecast high water is 00:30 am on Tuesday 20/10/20 with a level of 1.27 mAOD and a Force 6 South wind. Second forecast high water is 12:45 pm on Tuesday 20/10/20 with a level of 1.33 mAOD and a Force 6 South South West wind. All times are local and refer to the high water time at Christchurch, mAOD is height above average sea level for more detail refer to local tide tables. Flooding to low lying land and paths is possible at these times, however conditions may apply for two hours either side of the high tide. This message will be updated on Tuesday afternoon or if the situation changes. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Sep 2020 15:25
English Channel
Sea spray overtopping is forecast along the coast as a result of very high spring tides. Forecast high water is 00:01 on 20/09/20 with a level of 1.22 mAOD and a Force 5 North East wind. All times are local and refer to the high water time at Christchurch, mAOD is height above average sea level for more detail refer to local tide tables. Flooding to 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 Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads. Camping on beaches and on exposed areas of coastline will be extremely hazardous under these conditions. This message will be updated tomorrow, 20/09/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Aug 2020 16:08
English Channel
Sea spray overtopping is forecast along the coast as a result of high tides and strong, Force 7-8 winds. Consequently, flooding is possible until midnight on Friday. High tides are at 22:00 tonight (Thursday) and at 11:15 and 23:00 on Friday. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Continuing strong winds may cause additional wave overtopping throughout the day on Friday. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates and liaising with emergency services. Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads. Camping on beaches and on exposed areas of coastline will be extremely hazardous under these conditions. This message will be updated on Friday or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2020 16:58
English Channel
There is a possibility of flooding for Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. Sea spray overtopping along the coast and high water levels in the harbour are forecast as a result of high spring tides. First forecast high water is 23:15 Wednesday, 11/03/20 with a level of 1.24 mAOD Force 7 Westerly wind. Second forecast high water is 11:15 Thursday, 12/03/20 with a level of 1.31 mAOD. Force 7 West South Westerly wind. mAOD is height above average sea level. Low pressure will cause sea levels to be higher than forecast in tide tables. Flooding to roads and low lying land is possible and conditions can apply one to two hours either side of high tide. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated 12/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 16:06
English Channel
There is a possibility of flooding for Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. Sea spray overtopping along the coast and high water levels in the harbour are forecast as a result of high spring tides. First forecast high water is 22:15 Tuesday, 10/03/20 with a level of 1.22 mAOD Force 6 West South West wind. Second forecast high water is 10:30 Wednesday, 11/03/20 with a level of 1.41 mAOD. Force 5 South Westerly wind. mAOD is height above average sea level. Low pressure will cause sea levels to be higher than forecast in tide tables. Flooding to roads and low lying land is possible and conditions can apply one to two hours either side of high tide. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated 11/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Mar 2020 15:56
English Channel
There is a possibility of flooding for Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. Sea spray overtopping along the coast and high water levels in the harbour are forecast as a result of high spring tides. First forecast high water is 21:30 Monday, 09/03/20 with a level of 1.25 mAOD Force 6 South Westerly wind. Second forecast high water is 10:00 Tuesday, 10/03/20 with a level of 1.31 mAOD. Force 6 West South West wind. mAOD is height above average sea level. Low pressure will cause sea levels to be higher than forecast in tide tables. Flooding to roads and low lying land is possible and conditions can apply one to two hours either side of high tide. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated Tuesday 10/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Mar 2020 16:48
English Channel
Sea spray overtopping along the coast is forecast with high water levels in the harbour as a result of high spring tides. First forecast high water is 21:00 Sunday, 08/03/20 with a level of 1.24 mAOD. Second forecast high water is 09:00 Monday, 09/03/20 with a level of 1.2 mAOD. Force 5 Westerly wind for both tides. mAOD is height above average sea level. Low pressure will cause sea levels to be higher than forecast in tide tables. Flooding to roads and low lying land is possible and conditions can apply one to two hours either side of the high tide. There is a possibility of flooding for Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated Monday 09/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Feb 2020 15:07
English Channel
Sea spray and high water levels are forecast in Christchurch harbour as a result of high tides and strong winds. Forecast high water is 10:45am on 25/02/20 with a level of 1.27 mAOD and a Force 5 West wind. All times are local and refer to the high water time at Christchurch tide gauge. Flooding to roads, footpaths and farmland is possible at these times, however conditions may apply two hours either side of the high tide. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. Coastal conditions should ease for the 25/02/20 high tide at 11:15pm. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates. 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 Tuesday 25/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Feb 2020 11:53
English Channel
Sea spray and high water levels are forecast in Christchurch harbour as a result of high tides and strong winds. Forecast high water is 10:00am on 24/02/20 with a level of 1.2 mAOD and a Force 7 South West wind. All times are local and refer to the high water time at Christchurch tide gauge. Flooding to roads, footpaths and farmland is possible at these times, however conditions may apply two hours either side of the high tide. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. Coastal conditions should ease for the 24/02/20 high tide at 10:30pm. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates. 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 Monday 24/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 12:03
English Channel
Forecast high water is 17:30 on 15/02/20 and the forecast tide level is 1.36 m AOD. Tide times are in local time and refer to the high water time at Christchurch Harbour however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates and checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Feb 2020 14:36
English Channel
A large tidal surge is as a result of high tides and strong winds. Forecast high water is 12:30 on 13/2/2020 and the forecast tide level is 1.63m AOD. The forecast wind is a Westerly Force 5. Tide times are in local time and refer to the high water time at Christchurch Harbour. Flooding to footpaths 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 Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon Continuing strong winds may cause additional overtopping until after the high tide. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates. 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 11:36
English Channel
High spring tides are affecting the area today and tomorrow. Consequently, flooding is possible at Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. The following high tide times and 2 hours either side represent the times this Flood alert is valid; 10/02/20 at 10:45 pm, forecast to reach a level of 1.41m 11/02/20 at 10:45 am, forecast to reach a level of 1.27m 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 11:18
English Channel
High tides and strong winds associated with Storm Ciara are affecting the area today and tomorrow. Consequently, flooding is possible at Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. The following high tide times and 2 hours either side represent the times this Flood alert is valid; 9/2/20 at 22:00 10/2/20 at 10:30 10/2/20 at 22:45 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 14:15
English Channel
High tides and strong winds associated with Storm Ciara will affect the area from Sunday morning. Consequently, flooding is possible at Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. The following high tide times and 2 hours either side represent the times this Flood alert is valid; 9/2/20 at 09:30 9/2/20 at 22:00 10/2/20 at 10:30 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 17:15
English Channel
A large tidal surge is expected to overtop sea defences as a result of high tides. Forecast high water is 00:45 on 15/01/20 and the forecast tide level is 1.56 m AOD. The forecast wind is South west Force 6. Tide times are in local time and refer to the high water time at Christchurch Harbour. 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 Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 15/1/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jan 2020 16:51
English Channel
Tidal overtopping is forecast around harboursides as a result of high tides. First forecast high water is 23:30 on 13/01/20 and the forecast tide level is 1.26 m AOD. Second forecast high water is 11:45 on 14/01/20 and the forecast tide level is 1.29 m AOD. Tide times are in local time and refer to the high water time at Christchurch. Flooding to harbour promenades and coastal footpaths 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 Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. High sea levels are expected to continue until after the high tides at 00:45 on 15/01/20 at Christchurch. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. 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 12 Jan 2020 13:58
English Channel
This morning's tide has now passed and this is an updated flood alert for tomorrow mornings tide. There is a possibility of flooding for Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. This flood alert is issued as a result of high tides. Forecast high water is 11:00 hours on Monday, 13/01/20 and the forecast tide level is 1.31 mAOD. The forecast wind is Force 6 South South West. Tide times are in local time and refer to the high water time at Christchurch. Please stay away from harbourside promenades and paths. Conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates. Please can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now. This message will be updated should the situation change.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Jan 2020 14:56
English Channel
There is a possibility of flooding for Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. This flood alert is issued as a result of high tides. Forecast high water is 10:15 hours on Sunday, 12/01/20 and the forecast tide level is 1.24 mAOD. The forecast wind is Force 5 West South West. Tide times are in local time and refer to the high water time at Christchurch. Please stay away from harbourside promenades and paths. Conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates. Please can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now. This message will be updated should the situation change.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2019 08:53
English Channel
A tidal surge is expected to affect Christchurch Harbour this morning along with the high tide and strong winds. High water is at 9:20 am this morning 26/12/2019. 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 east south westerley 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 21 Dec 2019 14:59
English Channel
There is a possibility of flooding for Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. This flood alert is issued as a result of high tides. First forecast high water is 18:30 on 21/12/19 and the forecast tide level is 1.27 m AOD. Second forecast high water is 07:45 on 22/12/19 and the forecast tide level is 1.43 m AOD. Please stay away from harbourside promenades and paths. Conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closing flood gates. Please can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now. This message will be updated should the situation change.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 13:50
English Channel
A tidal surge is expected to affect Christchurch Harbour this evening along with the high tide and strong winds. High water is at 8:12 pm this evening 21/12/2019. 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 east south easterly winds up to force 5. 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 20 Dec 2019 16:12
English Channel
We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. The predicted High water is at 0730 tomorrow morning the 21st December. Levels are forecast to be high for two hours either side of this time, We are closely monitoring the situation as heavy rainfall has also increased the levels in the Avon and Stour. This message will be updated following high water tomorrow


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2019 14:53
English Channel
Due to high tide and river levels being high we would expect harbour promenades and paths to be flooded. Forecast high water is 06:30 on Friday 20/12/19 and the forecast tide level is 1.32 m AOD. The forecast wind is Force 2 Southerly. Tide times are in local time and refer to the high water time at Christchurch. 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 Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. 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 closing flood gates. Please be careful along beaches, harbourside promenades and coastal footpaths and roads. This message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Dec 2019 13:27
English Channel
Due to forecast high water levels of 1.21mAOD at Christchurch Harbour a flood alert has been issued. High water is forecast to be at 00:00 on 16/12/19. Tide times are in local time and refer to the high water time at Christchurch Harbour 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 Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. 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, 16/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Dec 2019 17:28
English Channel
Due to high water levels at Christchurch Harbour a flood alert has been issued. Forecast high water is 23:15 on 14/12/19. Tide times are in local time and refer to the high water time at Christchurch Harbour 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 Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. Coastal conditions are expected to continue until after the high tides at 10:45 on 15/12/19 at Christchurch Harbour and may continue this trend for further tides. 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, 15/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Dec 2019 16:09
English Channel
Due to high water levels at Christchurch Harbour a flood alert has been issued. Forecast high water is 22:15 on 13/12/19. Tide times are in local time and refer to the high water time at Christchurch Harbour 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 Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. Coastal conditions are expected to continue until after the high tides at 10:15 on 14/12/19 at Christchurch Harbour and may continue this trend for further tides. 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 morning, 14/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Dec 2019 16:27
English Channel
Due to high water levels at Christchurch Harbour a flood alert has been issued. Forecast high water is 21:45 on 12/12/19. Tide times are in local time and refer to the high water time at Christchurch Harbour 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 Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. Coastal conditions are expected to continue until after the high tides at 09:45 on 13/12/19 at Christchurch Harbour and may continue this trend for further tides. 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 morning, 13/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Dec 2019 16:33
English Channel
We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. Peak high water is predicted for 2100 this evening and 0930 tomorrow morning. We are experiencing a tidal surge which means that water levels have been higher than predicted. We are closely monitoring the situation and will close flood gates as required. This message will be updated on the 12th December


Flood Alert issued on 11 Dec 2019 10:41
English Channel
We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. Peak high water is predicted for 1230 today at a height of 1.25m. Water levels are likely to remain high for the next 4 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated on the 12th December


Flood Alert issued on 27 Nov 2019 15:40
English Channel
A tidal surge is expected to affect Christchurch Harbour as a result of high spring tides and strong winds this evening and tomorrow morning. High water is at 10:03 pm this evening 27/11/2019 and at 10:14 am in the morning of 28/11/2019. Flooding to roads, farmland and the harbour-side is possible and may apply two to four hours either side of the high tides. 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 tomorrow morning, 28/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Nov 2019 15:39
English Channel
A large tidal surge is expected to affect Christchurch Harbour as a result of high spring tides and strong winds this evening and tomorrow morning 27/11/2019. High water is at around 9:22 pm this evening 26/11/2019 and the morning of 27/11/2019 at 9:39 am. Flooding to roads, farmland and the harbour-side is possible and may apply two to four hours either side of the high tides. There is the possibility of flooding of Christchurch Harbour. 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. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 27/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Nov 2019 16:08
English Channel
A tidal surge is expected to affect Christchurch Harbour. The time and date of the forecast for high water is 09:00 on 26/11/2019. The forecast tide level is 1.43 m AOD. The forecast wind is Force 4 from the southwest. Flooding to footpaths, roads and farmland is possible, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Christchurch Harbour. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 26/11/19, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 25 Nov 2019 08:09
English Channel
A tidal surge is expected to affect Christchurch. The time and date of the forecast for high water is 08:25 on 25/11/2019. The forecast tide level is 0.92 m AOD. The forecast wind is Force 5 from the south. Flooding to footpaths and roads is possible, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Christchurch Harbour. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. High tide levels may prevent rivers from flowing and cause river levels to remain high or even rise. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated later today 25/11/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Nov 2019 12:54
English Channel
The time and date of the forecast high water is 21:45 hours (Local) on 13/11/2019. The forecast tide level at Christchurch Harbour tide gauge is 1.21 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 4 Westerly. Flooding to footpaths and 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 Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as deep water could be dangerous.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Nov 2019 16:03
English Channel
Strong winds and a high tide are expected to affect the foreshore as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Consequently, flooding of harbourside areas is possible between 10:00 and 15:00 tomorrow, 02/11/19 We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon, Areas of particular concern include The Quomps, Stanpit and Mudeford Quay. High tide levels may prevent rivers from flowing to the sea and cause the river Avon to rise. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and liaising with emergency services. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 14:39
English Channel
Christchurch Harbour will be affected by sea spray and waves as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. The time and date of the forecast high water is 12:15AM on 02/10/2019. Currently, the forecast tide level is 1.21 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 5 Northerly. Please note all tide times are in local time. Flooding to properties and roads is possible, and conditions may apply one to two hours either side of each high tide. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. We are closely monitoring the situation and staff are checking defences. Please stay away from large waves as they are dangerous. This message will be updated tomorrow, 02/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 14:16
English Channel
Christchurch Harbour will be affected by sea spray and waves as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. The time and date of the first forecast high water is 11:45PM on 30/09/2019. Currently, the forecast tide level is 1.50 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 6 West South Westerly. The second forecast high water is 12:15PM on 01/10/2019. The forecast tide level is 1.41 m AOD. Forecast wind strength and direction is Force 6 South Westerly. Please note all tide times are in local time. Flooding to properties and roads is possible, and conditions may apply one to two hours either side of each high tide. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. We are closely monitoring the situation and staff are 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 29 Sep 2019 13:09
English Channel
Christchurch Harbour will be affected by sea spray and waves as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. The time and date of the first forecast high water is 11:00PM on 29/09/2019. Currently, the forecast tide level is 1.36 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 5 West North Westerly. The second forecast high water is 11:30AM on 30/09/2019. The forecast tide level is 1.37 m AOD. Forecast wind strength and direction is Force 4 South Westerly. Please note all tide times are in local time. Flooding to properties and roads is possible, and conditions may apply one to two hours either side of each high tide. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. We are closely monitoring the situation and staff are checking defences. Please stay away from large waves as they are dangerous. This message will be updated tomorrow, 30/09/19, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 13:50
English Channel
Christchurch Harbour will be affected by sea spray and waves as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. The time and date of the first forecast high water is 10:30PM on 28/09/2019. Currently, the forecast tide level is 1.40 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 7 South South West. The second forecast high water is 10:45AM on 29/09/2019. The forecast tide level is 1.52 m AOD. Forecast wind strength and direction is Force 7 South West. Please note all tide times are in local time. Flooding to properties and roads is possible, and conditions may apply 1 to 2 hours either side of each high tide. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. We are closely monitoring the situation and 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 5 Mar 2019 19:01
English Channel
The following Flood Alert 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 : 9:30 am on 06/03/2019. The forecast wind direction is South The forecast wind strength is Force 6 Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Feb 2019 16:01
English Channel
This alert is in force for 2 hours following the time of high water. The time of the peak water level is 12:00 midday on the 08/02/2019. The forecast wind speed and direction is Force 8, SSW. The forecast high water level is 1.22Maod.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2018 10:52
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 : 09:30 am on 23/12/2018. The forecast wind direction is West South-westerly. The forecast wind strength is Force 3. The forecast peak water level is 1.27m. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2018 15:36
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 : 08:15am on 21/12/2018. The forecast wind direction is Westerly. The forecast wind strength is Force 6. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Dec 2018 16:40
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 : 07:45 am on Sunday 2nd December 2018. The forecast wind direction is West South West and the forecast wind strength is Force 5 Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Nov 2018 15:00
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 7am on Saturday, 1st December 2018. The forecast wind direction is Southerly with a forecast wind strength of Force 7. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2018 10:54
English Channel
This alert is issued for the high tide at Christchurch Harbour at 9.45pm today, Friday 9th November and will remain in force for two hours following the time of high tide. Strong winds are forecast to cause waves overtopping sea defences and sea spray at Christchurch Harbour throughout the period between 7.45pm and 11.45pm. Expect tides to be higher than usual. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. We will continue to monitor the situation and reissue this Alert for any subsequent tides if required. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level is 1.38 mAOD, this is 0.61 metres above astronomical tide level. Forecast Wind direction is southerly and Force 9.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Nov 2018 12:53
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 : 09:15am on 7th November 2018. The forecast wind direction is Southerly The forecast wind strength is Force 7 Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Oct 2018 16:53
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 : 12:30 pm on 12/10/2018. The forecast wind direction is southerly strength Force 7


Flood Alert issued on 10 Oct 2018 12:09
English Channel
This alert is issued for the high tide at Christchurch Harbour at 11:15pm today, Wednesday 10th October and tomorrow mornings tide 11:45am, Thursday 11th October. The Alert will remain in force for two hours following the time of high tide. Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level is 1.29 mAOD for tonight's tide and 1.37 mAOD for tomorrow mornings tide. Forecast Wind direction is South Easterly and Force 5.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 08:15
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 : 1330 on Wednesday 4th April 2018 The forecast wind direction is southerly force 5.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 15:41
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 : 23:59pm on 02/04/2018. The forecast wind direction is South and the forecast wind strength is Force 6.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 08:44
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 10:34 am today 02/04/2018. The forecast wind direction is South west and the forecast wind strength is Force 5


Flood Alert issued on 4 Mar 2018 16:36
English Channel
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 are: 11:30 pm on 04/03/2018. The forecast wind direction and speed is South Westerly Force 5. The forecast peak water levels is 1.21m. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Mar 2018 12:01
English Channel
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: 10:45 pm on 03/03/2018 and 11:00 am on 04/03/2018. The forecast wind direction are South South Easterly changing to South Easterly. The forecast wind strengths are Force 4 to 5. The forecast peak water levels are 1.22m and 1.31m. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Mar 2018 12:25
English Channel
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 : 10:30 am on 03/03/2018 10:45 pm on 03/03/2018 and 11:00 am on 04/03/2018. The forecast wind direction are East Southeasterly. The forecast wind strengths are Force 4 to 5. The forecast peak water levels are 1.35m, 1.23m and 1.32m. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 16:12
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 : 11:45 am on 05/01/2018. The forecast wind direction is South Westerly The forecast wind strength is Force 7


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 15:54
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 04/01/2018. The forecast wind direction is westerly south westerly The forecast wind strength is Force 5


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 16:34
English Channel
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 : 22:00 pm (Local time) on 02/01/2018 and 10:15 am (Local time) on 03/01/2018. The forecast wind direction are South westerly and Westerly The forecast wind strengths are Force 8 and Force 7


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 08:03
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 : 09:45 am (Local time) on 02/01/2018. The forecast wind direction is South South Westerly The forecast wind strength is Force 4


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jan 2018 09:09
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: 10:00 am on 1/01/2018. The forecast wind direction is Westerly. The forecast wind strength is Force 4.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Dec 2017 15:44
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: 8:00 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 19:54
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 : 07:45 am (Local time) on 31/12/2017. The forecast wind direction is South Westerly The forecast wind strength is Force 5


Flood Alert issued on 29 Dec 2017 17:31
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 : 08:30 am (Local time) on 30/12/2017 ( 08:30 am GMT). The forecast wind direction is West South Westerly The forecast wind strength is Force 5


Flood Alert issued on 29 Dec 2017 06:54
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 : 09:15 am GMT (Local time) on 29/12/2018. The forecast wind direction is South Westerly The forecast wind strength is Force 6


Flood Alert issued on 10 Dec 2017 12:33
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 : 5:00 pm (Local time) on 10/12/2017. The forecast wind direction is North North West. The forecast wind strength is Force 2.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Dec 2017 15:48
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: 6:15 am (Local time) on 10/12/2017. The forecast wind direction is Westerly. The forecast wind strength is Force 7.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Oct 2017 09:06
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: 11:15 am (Local time) on 21/10/2017 (10:15 am GMT). The forecast wind direction is West South Westerly The forecast wind strength is Force 8.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Oct 2017 16:03
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 : 11:15 pm (Local time) on 20/10/2017 ( 10:15 pm GMT). The forecast wind direction is South. The forecast wind strength is Force 7.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Oct 2017 17:27
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: 22:30 pm (Local time) on 19/10/2017 (21:30 pm GMT). The forecast wind direction is South Westerly The forecast wind strength is Force 6


Flood Alert issued on 15 Oct 2017 11:42
English Channel
A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency. Flood Alert in force: Christchurch Harbour. Flooding is possible for: Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. Be prepared. 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 : 10:45am (Local time) on 16/10/2017 ( 09:45 am GMT). The forecast wind direction is WSW The forecast wind strength is Force 7


Flood Alert issued on 8 Sep 2017 16:08
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 : 23:45 pm (Local time) on 08/09/2017 ( 22:45pm GMT). The forecast wind direction is West North West The forecast wind strength is Force 4