Flood Alert Info - Coast from Sandgate to Dungeness

Area Description

The coast and tidal areas from Sandgate to Lydd, including Hythe, Dymchurch, St Marys Bay, Littlestone, Greatstone, New Romney and communities on the Romney Marsh up to the Royal Military Canal.

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 Currently in Force

There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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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


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 15:33
English Channel
This flood alert is issued for the 01:01 tide tomorrow Friday 5th January at Rye Harbour. Strong winds and large waves are forecast through the night which may cause sea spray to overtop coastal defences onto paths and land close to the sea. People are advised to stay away from the coastal areas at risk and to remain aware of your surroundings if near to the coast. Our staff are continuing to monitor the coastal forecast. Detailed tidal information for those that use it: Forecast high tide on Friday 5th January is 4.14 mAOD this includes the addition of a surge of 0.129 m. The wind is blowing gale force 7 from the south west


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 09:20
English Channel
This flood alert is issued for the high tide at 12.33 today Thursday January 4th at Rye Harbour. Strong winds and large waves are forecast throughout today which may cause sea spray to overtop coastal defences onto paths and land close to the sea. People are advised to stay away from the coastal areas at risk and to remain aware of your surroundings if near to the coast. Our staff are continuing to monitor the coastal forecast. We anticipate that an alert will also be required for tonight's tide. Detailed tidal information for those that use it: Forecast high tide on Thursday is 4.5 mAOD, this is 0.432 metres above the astronomical tide level. Gale force 7 westerly winds are expected.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 08:59
English Channel
This flood alert is issued for the 11:42 tide today Wednesday 3 January at Rye Harbour. Strong winds and large waves are forecast throughout today which may cause sea spray to overtop coastal defences onto paths and land close to the sea. People are advised to stay away from the coastal areas at risk and to remain aware of your surroundings if near to the coast. Our staff are continuing to monitor the coastal forecast. We anticipate that an alert will also be required for tonights tide. Detailed tidal information for those that use it: Forecast high tide on Wednesday 3 January at 11:42 is 4.33 mAOD, this is 0.2 metres above the astronomical tide level. Gale force 8 south westerly winds are expected.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 17:10
English Channel
This flood alert is issued for both the high tide at 23:21 tonight, Tuesday 2 January, and the high tide at 11:42 tomorrow, Wednesday 3 January at Rye Harbour. Strong winds and large waves are forecast throughout this evening and into tomorrow, which may cause sea spray to overtop coastal defences onto paths and land close to the sea. People are advised to stay away from the coastal areas at risk and to remain aware of your surroundings if near to the coast. Our staff are continuing to monitor the coastal forecast and will update this flood alert on the morning of Wednesday 3 January. Detailed tidal information: Forecast high tide level on Tuesday 2 January at 23:21 is 4.12 mAOD (5.67 metres Chart Datum), this is 0.1 metres above the astronomical tide level. Forecast high tide on Wednesday 3 January at 11:42 is 4.40 mAOD (5.95 metres Chart Datum), this is 0.3 metres above the astronomical tide level. Gale force south westerly winds, turning westerly.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Oct 2017 17:26
English Channel
This Flood Alert is issued for the high tide at Rye at 01.16am on Sunday 22 October. Storm Brian will continue to generate gale force winds throughout Saturday and into Sunday, which is likely to lead to sea spray and some wave overtopping. This could cause flooding of low lying land and roads along the coast in the hours around high tide. We do not currently expect property flooding. People are advised to take extra care along the seafront and be aware of large waves. The Environment Agency have staff closing tide gates, checking the condition of defences and have continued undertaking shingle replenishment operations east of Jury’s Gap, East Sussex in order to maintain the beach between high tides. The forecast high tide level is 3.42 mAOD. Winds are South Westerly, Gale Force 7 resulting in waves of up to 4.5m. Tides will remain high through to Monday with the wind speed and wave height falling during Sunday afternoon.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Oct 2017 08:20
English Channel
This alert is issued for the high tide at Rye at 12:49 BST this afternoon, Saturday 21st October. Gale force winds are forecast to cause sea spray and some wave overtopping leading to flooding of low lying land and roads along the coast in the hours around high tide. People are advised to take extra care along the seafront and be aware of large waves. The Environment Agency have staff monitoring the conditions and will be undertaking operations east of Jury’s Gap, East Sussex in order to maintain the beach between high tides. The forecast high tide level is 4.13 mAOD, this is 0.20 metres above astronomical tide level. Winds at this peak are South Westerly Gale Force 8 resulting in waves up to 4.5m. Further high tides will reduce from this level but winds are expected to remain strong into Sunday afternoon.