Flood Alert Info - Dorset coast at Poole Harbour

Area Description

Poole Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Frome and River Piddle.
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

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 14:17
English Channel
Poole Harbour and Wareham will be affected by sea spray and wave action expected as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. The time and date of the first forecast high water is 11:15PM on 30/09/2019. Currently, forecast tide level is 1.46 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 5 West South Westerly. The second forecast high water is 11:45AM on 01/10/2019. Forecast tide level is 1.37 m AOD. Forecast wind strength and direction is Force 5 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 Poole Harbour, Wareham Boat House and tidal stretches of the Lower Frome and River Piddle. We are checking defences and closely monitoring the situation. Please stay away from large waves as they are dangerous. This message will be updated on 01/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 13:09
English Channel
Poole Harbour and Wareham will be affected by sea spray and wave action expected as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. The time and date of the first forecast high water is 10:45PM on 29/09/2019. Currently, forecast tide level is 1.36 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 5 Westerly. The second forecast high water is 11:15AM on 30/09/2019. Forecast tide level is 1.41 m AOD. Forecast wind strength and direction is Force 4 South West. 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 Poole Harbour, Wareham Boat House and tidal stretches of the Lower Frome and River Piddle. We are checking defences and closely monitoring the situation. Please stay away from large waves as they are dangerous. This message will be updated on 30/09/19, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 14:14
English Channel
Poole Harbour and Wareham will be affected by sea spray and wave action expected as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. The time and date of the first forecast high water is 10:15PM on 28/09/2019. Currently, forecast tide level is 1.36 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 7 South South West. The second forecast high water is 10:30AM on 29/09/2019. 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 Poole Harbour, Wareham Boat House and tidal stretches of the Lower Frome and River Piddle. We are checking defences and closely monitoring the situation. Please stay away from large waves as they are dangerous. This message will be updated on 29/09/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Aug 2019 14:30
English Channel
We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Poole Harbour at Wareham and tidal stretches of the Lower Frome and River Piddle. The time and date of the first forecast high water is 23:15 on Saturday 31/08/2019. The forecast tide level is 1.14 m AOD. The time and date of the second forecast high water is 12:00 on Sunday 01/09/2019. The forecast tide level is 1.22 m AOD. Please note all tide times are in local time and are using the 24 hour clock, and refer to the high water time at TIDAL GAUGE. Flooding to roads, footpaths and farmland is possible at these times, however conditions may apply - two to four hours, either side of the high tide. Our staff are closely monitoring the situation with the high tides although the situation is expected to ease after 12:00 Sunday 01/09/2019. This message will be updated by 14:00 Sunday 01/09/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2019 18:53
English Channel
The following Flood Alert will remain in force for two hours following the time of high tide and particularly affects the Wareham Quay area. The time and date of the forecast high water for which this Flood Alert is in force is : 9:45 am on 06/03/2019. The forecast wind direction is South The forecast wind strength is Force 6


Flood Alert issued on 3 Mar 2019 10:13
English Channel
The following Flood Alert will remain in force for two hours following the time of high water and particularly affects the Wareham Quay area. The time and date of the forecast high water for which this Flood Alert is in force is : 9:15 pm on 03/03/2019. The forecast wind direction is West South West. The forecast wind strength is Force 7.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2018 15:46
English Channel
The following Flood Alert will remain in force for two hours following the time of high tide. This flood alert is for the Wareham area of Poole harbour. The forecast peak water level is 1.22m. The time and date of the forecast high water for which this Flood Alert is in force is 09:15 am 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 27 Nov 2018 09:48
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 : 1:15 pm on 27/11/2018. The forecast wind direction is South South East The forecast wind strength is Force 7


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2018 15:39
English Channel
This alert is issued for the high tide at Wareham at 10:45pm 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 Poole Harbour throughout the period between 8.45pm and 12.45am. 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 1.39 mAOD, this is 0.58 metres above astronomical tide level. Forecast Wind direction is Southerly and Force 8.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Nov 2018 12:47
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 water for which this Flood Alert is in force is 08:45 am on Wednesday 7th November. The forecast wind direction is south south east The forecast wind strength is Force 7


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 16:44
English Channel
The following Flood Alerts will remain in force for two hours following the times of high tide. This Alert is triggered by forecast tide levels at Wareham. The time and date of the forecast high waters for which this Flood Alert is in force are : 1:00 a.m. on 13/10/2018 and 1:45 pm on 13/10/2018. The forecast wind direction are south south west and southerly The forecast wind strengths are Force for both high waters. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Oct 2018 16:53
English Channel
This message is an UPDATE to the Flood Alert issued earlier today to include the 12:45pm high water on Friday 12/10/18. The following Flood Alerts 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 : 12:15 am on 12/10/2018 and 12:45 pm on 12/10/2018. The forecast wind direction are south south west and south. The forecast wind strengths are Force 5 and Force 7. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Oct 2018 13:22
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 : 12:15 am on Friday 12th October 2018 The forecast wind direction is Force 5 south south west.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Oct 2018 13:05
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 : 12:15 am on Friday 12th October 2018 The forecast wind direction is Force 5 south south west. The forecast wind strength is Force X


Flood Alert issued on 10 Oct 2018 11:55
English Channel
This alert is issued for the high tide at Poole Harbour at 11:!5pm 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 08:14
English Channel
The following Flood Alert will remain in force for two hours following the time of high tide. The Flood Alert is most likely to effect Poole Harbour at Wareham. The time and date of the forecast high water for which this Flood Alert is in force is : 13 30 on Wednesday 4th April 2018 The forecast wind direction is southerly force 5.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 15:26
English Channel
This alert covers the whole of Poole Harbour but is particularly focused on Wareham. This Flood Alert is issued for the high tide in Poole Harbour at 01:09 am in the morning of Tuesday the 4th April and will remain in force for two hours following the time of high tide. 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 1.22 mAOD, Forecast Wind direction is south south east and Force 5.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 16:07
English Channel
This flood alert covers the whole of Poole harbour but is particularly focussed at Wareham. This alert is issued for the high tide at Poole Harbour at 00:15am on 03/04/2018 and will remain in force for two hours following the time of high tide. 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 1.33 mAOD, Forecast Wind direction is Southerly and Force 6. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2018 10:59
English Channel
This flood alert covers the whole of Poole harbour but is particularly focussed at Wareham. The Following Flood Alerts will remain in force for 2 hours following the times of high water. The times and dates for which this flood alerts is in force at Wareham is 01:00 am on the 06/03/2018. The forecast high water level at Wareham is 1.24m. The forecast wind direction and strength is: West southwesterly Force 3. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Mar 2018 16:36
English Channel
This flood alert covers the whole of Poole harbour but is particularly focussed at Wareham. The Following Flood Alerts will remain in force for 2 hours following the times of high water. The times and dates for which these flood alerts are in force at Wareham are 12:00 am on the 05/03/2018, 12:15 pm on the 05/03/2018 and 01:00 am on the 06/03/2018. The forecast high water levels are 1.32m, 1.2m and 1.34m. The forecast wind direction and strength are: South southwesterly Force 5 for the evening of the 04/03/2018. South easterly force 4 on the morning of the 05/03/2018 and Southerly on the 06/03/2018. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Mar 2018 12:01
English Channel
This flood alert covers the whole of Poole harbour but is particularly focussed at Wareham. The Following Flood Alerts will remain in force for 2 hours following the times of high water. The times and dates for which these flood alerts are in force are 11 pm on the 03/03/2018, 11:15 am on the 04/03/2018 and 12:15 am on the 05/03/2018. The forecast high water levels are 1.4m, 1.38m and 1.39m. The forecast wind direction and strength is South southeasterly force 5 on the 03/03/2018 and 04/03/2018. The wind changes to a South southwesterly direction force 4 on the 05/03/2018. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Mar 2018 12:10
English Channel
This flood alert covers the whole of Poole harbour but is particularly focussed at Wareham. The Following Flood Alerts will remain in force for 2 hours following the times of high water. The times and dates for which these flood alerts are in force are 10:30 pm on the 02/03/2018, 10:30 am on the 03/03/2018 and 11:00 pm on the 03/03/2018. The forecast high water levels are 1.27m, 1.33m and 1.33m. The forecast wind direction and strength is East southeasterly force 4-5 for all tides. Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 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 : 12:15 pm on 05/01/2018. The forecast wind direction is Westerly South Westerly The forecast wind strength is Force 6


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 15:55
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 Poole Harbour which this Flood Alert is in force are triggered at: Wareham: 22:45 pm (Local time) on 03/01/2018 and 11:00 am (Local time) on 04/01/2018 and Poole: 10:45 am (local time) on 04/01/2018. The forecast wind direction is West South Westerly. The forecast wind strengths is Force 5.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 16:35
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 Poole Harbour which this Flood Alert is in force are triggered at: Wareham: 22:00 pm (Local time) on 02/01/2018 and 10:15 am (Local time) on 03/01/2018 and Poole: 21:45 pm (local time) on 02/01/2018 and 10:00 am (local time) on 03/01/2018. The forecast wind direction are South West and West The forecast wind strengths are Force 8 and Force 7


Flood Alert issued on 31 Dec 2017 07:25
English Channel
The following Flood Alert will remain in force for two hours following the time of high tide. This alert is triggered from Wareham. The time and date of the forecast high water for which this Flood Alert is in force is : 09:15 am (Local time) on 31/01/2017. 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 : 09:00 am (Local time) on 30/12/2017. This alert is triggered from Wareham. The forecast wind direction is West South Westerly The forecast wind strength is Force 5.


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. This alert it triggered from Wareham. 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 South Westerly The forecast wind strength is Force 8.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Oct 2017 17:28
English Channel
The following Flood Alert will remain in force for two hours following the time of high tide. This alert is triggered from Poole and Wareham. The time and date of the forecast high water for which this Flood Alert is in force is: 21:30 pm (Local time) on 19/10/2017 (20:30 pm GMT) at Poole Harbour and 22:30 pm (Local time) on 19/10/2017 (21:30 pm GMT) at Wareham. The forecast wind direction is South Westerly The forecast wind strength is Force 6


Flood Alert issued on 10 Sep 2017 11:00
English Channel
The following Flood Alert will remain in force for two hours following the time of high tide. This alert is triggered from Wareham. The time and date of the forecast high water for which this Flood Alert is in force is: 14:00 pm (Local time) on 10/09/2017 (13:00 pm GMT). The forecast wind direction is South Westerly The forecast wind strength is Force 6


Flood Alert issued on 8 Sep 2017 16:07
English Channel
This alert is triggered from Wareham. 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: 00:15am (Local time) on 09/09/2017 (23:15pm GMT) at Wareham. The forecast wind direction is Westerly The forecast wind strength is Force 4