Flood Alert Info - Coastal areas of Pevensey seafront

Area Description

Coastal areas of Pevensey Sea Front between Sovereign Harbour and Beach including Norman Road Pevensey, The Promenade Pevensey, The Parade Pevensey, Beachlands, Normans Bay and the Cooden Beach Hotel.
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.
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Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2020 17:08
English Channel
Friday’s tides at 01:30 and 13:45 13/3/2020 will be at least 20cm lower than experienced on Wednesday and Thursday. With wave heights increasing from Thursday night however, minor flood impacts may remain similar to recent days. The strong Force 7 Westerly winds will increase tide table values by 0.15m. The total forecast tide is 7.73 metres Chart Datum (4.08 mAOD) at Eastbourne. For 2 hours either side of high water, the road at Herbrand Walk may flood. Beach top properties at Pevensey Bay will be affected by spray, caused by the large waves. From Saturday 14/3/2020, we should see smaller wave heights, lower tides and only minimal risk of flooding. To protect property from flooding, at low tide, Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd will maintain the condition of the shingle beach. Avoid Pevensey beach at high tide. Spray and waves will contain and scatter shingle which is dangerous. Plan driving routes to avoid Herbrand Walk. We will remove this message by 19:00 on 13/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2020 07:50
English Channel
Thursday afternoon's tide at 13:00 on 12/03/2020 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong Westerly Force 6 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.34 m. The total forecast tide is 7.98 metres Chart Datum (4.33 mAOD) at Eastbourne, which is similar to Wednesday lunchtime's tide 11/3/2020. For 2 hours either side of high water, the road at Herbrand Walk may flood, and could be impassable to traffic. Beach top properties at Pevensey Bay will be affected by spray. Tides Friday should be 20cm lower (but with large offshore waves Thursday night), with flood risk becoming very low from Saturday. We continue to monitor the forecast. To protect property from flooding, at low tide, Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd will maintain the condition of the shingle beach. Avoid Pevensey beach at high tide. Spray and waves will contain and scatter shingle which is dangerous. Plan driving routes to avoid Herbrand Walk. We will update this message by 18:00 on 12/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2020 13:55
English Channel
Thursday's early morning tide at 00:45 on 12/03/2020 is forecast to be 15cm lower than Wednesday lunchtime 11/3/2020. The tide is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong Westerly Force 7 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.05 m. The total forecast tide is 7.86 metres Chart Datum (4.21 mAOD) at Eastbourne. For 2 hours either side of high water, the road at Herbrand Walk may flood, and could be impassable to traffic. Beach top properties at Pevensey Bay will be affected by spray. The tide 13:00 Thursday 12/3/2020 will be higher, with similar impacts to 12:15 11/3/2020. Impacts reduce this weekend. We continue to monitor the forecast. To protect property from flooding, at low tide, Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd will maintain the shingle beach. Avoid Pevensey beach at high tide. Spray and waves will contain and scatter shingle which is dangerous. Plan driving routes to avoid Herbrand Walk. We will update this message by 09:30 on 12/03/2020


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2020 08:19
English Channel
Wednesday afternoon's tide at 12:15 on 11/03/2020 could be 5cm higher than Tuesday night. The tide is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong South Westerly Force 5 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.32 m. The total forecast tide is 8.00 metres Chart Datum (4.35 mAOD) at Eastbourne. For 2 hours either side of high water, the road at Herbrand Walk may flood, and could be impassable to traffic. Beach top properties at Pevensey Bay will be affected by spray. The tide at 13:00 Thursday 12/3/2020 is forecast to be of similar height. Tonight's tide should be slightly lower. We continue to monitor the forecast. To protect property from flooding, at low tide, Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd will maintain the condition of the shingle beach. Avoid Pevensey beach at high tide. Spray and waves will contain and scatter shingle which is dangerous. Plan driving routes to avoid Herbrand Walk. We will update this message by 14:30 on 11/03/2020


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 12:30
English Channel
Wednesday's early morning tide at 00:00 on 11/03/2020 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong South Westerly Force 6 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.16 m. The total forecast tide is 7.89 metres Chart Datum (4.24 mAOD) at Eastbourne. For 2 hours either side of high water, the road at Herbrand Walk may flood, and could be impassable to traffic. Beach top properties at Pevensey Bay will be affected by spray. Wednesday's tide at 12:15 11/3/2020 is predicted to be 10cm higher, but with similar impacts which are expected to continue each tide until Friday 13/3/2020. We continue to monitor the forecast. To protect property from flooding, at low tide, Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd will maintain the condition of the shingle beach. Avoid Pevensey beach at high tide. Spray and waves will contain and scatter shingle which is dangerous. Plan driving routes to avoid Herbrand Walk. We will update this message by 09:30 on 11/03/2020


Flood Alert issued on 12 Feb 2020 15:54
English Channel
Thursday afternoon's tide at 14:00 on 13/2/2020 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong Westerly Force 7 winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.28 m. The total forecast tide is 7.54 metres Chart Datum (3.89 mAOD) at Eastbourne. For 2 hours either side of high water, the road at Herbrand Walk may flood, and could be impassable to traffic. Beach top properties at Pevensey Bay will be affected by spray, caused by the large waves. Minor flood impacts are possible over high tide 02:15 13/2/2020 too. Impacts will reduce from Thursday evening 13/2/2020 despite Storm Dennis at the weekend. We continue to monitor the forecast. To protect property from flooding, at low tide, Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd will maintain the condition of the shingle beach. Avoid Pevensey beach at high tide. Spray will contain and scatter shingle which is dangerous. Plan driving routes to avoid Herbrand Walk. We will remove this message by 18:00 on 13/2/2020


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 18:11
English Channel
Wednesday afternoon's tide at 13:15 on 12/02/2020 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong South Westerly Force 6 winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.19 m. The total forecast tide is 7.65 metres Chart Datum (4.00 mAOD) at Eastbourne. For 2 hours either side of high water, the road at Herbrand Walk may flood, and could be impassable to traffic. Beach top properties at Pevensey Bay will be affected by spray, caused by the waves. Waves will be large Thursday afternoon. Further stormy conditions are possible at the weekend. Flood impacts could continue until Friday at least. We continue to monitor the forecast. To protect property from flooding, at low tide, Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd will maintain the condition of the shingle beach. Avoid Pevensey beach at high tide. Spray will contain and scatter shingle which is dangerous. Plan driving routes to avoid Herbrand Walk. We will update this message by 18:00 on 12/02/2020


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 13:50
English Channel
Wednesday's early morning tide at 01:00 on 12/02/2020 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong Westerly Force 7 winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.19 m. The total forecast tide is 7.80 metres Chart Datum (4.15 mAOD) at Eastbourne. For 2 hours either side of high water, the road at Herbrand Walk may flood. Beach top properties at Pevensey Bay will be affected by spray, caused by the large waves. The tide, wave conditions and flood impacts are similar until Thursday. We'll issue further advice. We continue to monitor the forecast. To protect property from flooding, at low tide, Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd will maintain the condition of the shingle beach. Avoid Pevensey beach at high tide. Spray and waves will contain and scatter shingle which is dangerous. Plan driving routes to avoid Herbrand Walk. We will update this message by 18:00 on 11/02/2020 with information about the tide at 13:15 12/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 16:50
English Channel
Tuesday afternoon's tide at 12:30 on 11/02/2020 is forecast to be 20cm lower than recent days. However, unsettled weather with strong Westerly Force 7 winds and large waves will still increase tide table values by 0.32 m. The total forecast tide is 7.80 metres Chart Datum (4.15 mAOD) at Eastbourne. For 2 hours either side of high water, the road at Herbrand Walk may flood, and could be impassable. Beach top properties at Pevensey Bay will be affected by spray, caused by the large waves. Tuesday and Wednesday evening's tides will be a little higher again and further minor flooding is expected over those high waters. We continue to monitor the forecast. To protect property from flooding, at low tide, Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd will maintain the condition of the shingle beach. Avoid Pevensey beach at high tide. Spray and waves will contain and scatter shingle which is dangerous. Plan driving routes to avoid Herbrand Walk. We will update this message by 17:00 on 11/02/2020


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 15:09
English Channel
Tuesday's early morning tide at 00:15 on 11/02/2020 is higher than normal due to high tides and Force 8 winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.47 m. The total forecast tide is 7.98 metres Chart Datum (4.33 mAOD) at Eastbourne. For 2 hours either side of high water, the road at Herbrand Walk may flood, and could be impassable to traffic. Beach top properties at Pevensey Bay will be affected by spray. There are high tides and large waves forecast until Thursday 13/02/2020. Tuesday's tide at 12:30 will be lower, but could still cause minor impacts. We continue to monitor the forecast. Avoid Pevensey beach at high tide. Spray and waves will contain and scatter shingle which is dangerous. Plan driving routes to avoid Herbrand Walk. We will update this message by 17:00 on 10/02/2020 with information of the high tide at 12:30 on 11/02/2020


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 13:56
English Channel
Monday morning's tide at 11:45 on 10/02/2020 is higher than normal due to Storm Ciara which brings strong Force 7 winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.64 m. The total forecast tide is 7.98 metres Chart Datum (4.33 mAOD) at Eastbourne. For 2 hours either side of high water, the road at Herbrand Walk may flood, and could be impassable to traffic. Beach top properties at Pevensey Bay will be affected by spray. Strong winds, large waves and high tides are expected throughout Sunday 09/02/2020 and Monday 10/02/2020. High tides, large waves and the risk of flooding will remain similar until Thursday 13/02/2020. We continue to monitor the forecast. Avoid Pevensey beach at high tide. Spray and waves will contain and scatter shingle which is dangerous. Plan driving routes to avoid Herbrand Walk. We will update this message by 19:00 on 10/02/2020 in advance of the high tide at 00:30 on 11/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 10:44
English Channel
Sunday evening's tide at 23:30 on 09/02/2020 is higher than normal due to Storm Ciara which brings very strong Force 9 westerly winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.2 m. The total forecast tide is 7.46 metres Chart Datum (3.81 mAOD) at Eastbourne. For 2 hours either side of high water, the road at Herbrand Walk may flood, and could be impassable to traffic. Beach top properties at Pevensey Bay will be affected by spray, caused by the large waves. Strong winds and large waves are expected throughout Sunday 09/02/2020. At 12:00 on Monday 10/02/2020‚ the tide will be higher and could cause further flooding. We'll issue further advice in a few hours. We continue to monitor the forecast. Avoid Pevensey beach at high tide. Spray and waves will contain and scatter shingle which is dangerous. Plan driving routes to avoid Herbrand Walk. We will update this message by 16:00 on 09/02/2020 in advance of the high tide at 12:00 on 10/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2020 15:00
English Channel
Sunday morning's tide at 11:00 on 09/02/2020 is higher than normal due to Storm Ciara which brings very strong Force 9 winds and large waves. The weather decreases tide table values by 0.28 m. The total forecast tide is 6.78 metres Chart Datum (3.13 mAOD) at Eastbourne. For 2 hours either side of high water, the road at Herbrand Walk may flood, and could be impassable to traffic. Beach top properties at Pevensey Bay will be affected by spray. Very strong winds and large waves are expected from 08:00 on Sunday 9/2/2020. Tide levels could be even higher on Monday 10/02/2020, and the flood risk may increase further. Unsettled weather will remain until Thursday 13/2/2020. We continue to monitor the forecast. Avoid Pevensey beach at high tide. Spray and waves will contain and scatter shingle which is dangerous. Plan driving routes to avoid Herbrand Walk. We will update this message by 15:00 on 09/02/2020 in advance of the high tide at 23:30 on 09/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 15:58
English Channel
Tuesday afternoon's tide at 13:45 on 1/10/2019 will be higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong South Westerly Force 6 winds. The weather increases tide table values Tuesday by 0.22 m (surge), giving a forecast tide of 8.03 metres Chart Datum (4.38 mAOD) at Eastbourne. For two hours either side of Tuesday's high tide, Herbrand Walk may flood, potentially becoming impassable. Beach top properties along Pevensey Bay may be affected by wind blown spray. Tuesday morning's tide (7.94 mCD 01:15 1/10/2019) will generate minor impacts at high water (Herbrand Walk, beach top properties). From Tuesday evening tides will return to more normal levels and the risk of flooding becomes much less likely. PCDL will maintain the beach over low tides. Please plan driving routes to avoid potential flood water at high tide. We will remove this message by 18:00 on 1/10/2019


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 15:39
English Channel
Sunday evening's tide (7.91 m Chart Datum, 00:30 30/09/2019) with large waves will generate minor impacts at high water (Herbrand Walk, beach top properties). Monday afternoon's tide at 13:00 on 30/09/2019 will be higher than normal due to unsettled weather with light South Westerly Force 4 winds. The weather increases tide table values Monday by 0.2 m (surge), giving a forecast tide of 8.09 mCD (4.44 mAOD) at Eastbourne. For two hours either side of Monday's high tide, Herbrand Walk may flood, potentially becoming impassable. Beach top properties along Pevensey Bay may be affected by wind blown spray. Tides are forecast to be of a similar height and generate similar impacts until Wednesday (2/10/2019), but with wave heights decreasing. PCDL will maintain the beach over low tides. Please plan driving routes to avoid potential flood water at high tide. We will update this message by 16:00 on 30/09/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 14:41
English Channel
Saturday evening's tide (7.67 m Chart Datum at 23:45 28/09/2019) will generate minor impacts at high water (Herbrand Walk, beach top properties). Sunday afternoon's tide at 12:15 on 29/09/2019 will be higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong South Westerly Force 6 winds. The weather increases tide table values Sunday by 0.2 m (surge), giving a forecast tide of 8.01 m CD (4.36 mAOD) at Eastbourne. For two hours either side of Sunday's high tide, Herbrand Walk may flood, potentially becoming impassable. Beach top properties along Pevensey Bay are likely to be affected by spray in the strong winds. Tides are forecast to be of a similar height and generate similar impacts until Wednesday (2/10/2019), with Tuesday lunchtime's tide higher than Sunday's by 10cm and the highest in the set. PCDL will maintain the beach over low tides. Please plan driving routes to avoid driving through flood water at high tide. We will update this message by 16:00 on 29/09/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Sep 2019 16:10
English Channel
Saturday morning's tide at 11:30 on 28/09/2019 will be higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong Westerly Force 6 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.10 m (surge). The forecast tide is 7.67 metres Chart Datum (4.02 mAOD) at Eastbourne. For two hours either side of high tide, Herbrand Walk may flood, potentially becoming impassable. Beach top properties along Pevensey Bay could be affected by spray in the strong winds. Tides are forecast to be of a similar height until Wednesday, but gradually increasing over the coming days - potentially being 50cm higher Tuesday lunchtime. We continue to monitor tide levels and forecasts, and update our messages. PCDL will maintain the beach over low tide. Stormy seas are dangerous, be careful if visiting Pevensey sea front over high tide this weekend and plan driving routes to avoid driving through flood water. We will update this message by 15:00 on 28/09/2019


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2018 15:04
English Channel
Wednesday morning’s tide caused some flooding to the road at Herbrand Walk, between Normans Bay and Cooden. Although tides will be lower tonight the wind is forecast to be stronger and we suspect Herbrand Walk may flood again up to two hours either side of midnight tonight 09/11/2018. Impacts are not expected anywhere else along the Pevensey sea front. High tide at Eastbourne 00:17 on 10/11/2018 will be accompanied by Southerly Force 7 winds. This will increase tide table values by 0.20m (surge) giving a forecast tide level of 7.50 metres Chart Datum (3.86 mAOD) at Eastbourne. Tides remain high into the weekend although we do not expect any further impacts. We will continue to monitor tide levels and forecasts and will update our messages as necessary. Please plan your driving routes to avoid driving through flood water. This message will be updated by 11:00 on 10/11/2018.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Nov 2018 16:15
English Channel
Wednesday morning’s tide caused some flooding to Herbrand Walk, between Normans Bay and Cooden. Although tides will be lower tonight (07/11/2018), moderate winds and waves will persist and we suspect Herbrand Walk may flood again up to two hours either side of tonight’s high water, potentially becoming impassable. Impacts are not expected along the rest of Pevensey sea front. High tide at Eastbourne 22:59 on 07/11/2018 will be accompanied by South Westerly Force 5 winds. The weather will decrease tide table values by -0.04m (surge) giving a forecast tide level of 7.33m Chart Datum (3.68mAOD) at Eastbourne. Tides will remain of similar magnitude until Saturday. Herbrand Walk may be affected by flooding up to two hours either side of high tide until the weekend. We’ll continue to monitor tide levels and forecasts and update our messages. Please plan driving routes to avoid driving through flood water. This message will be updated by 11:00 on 8/11/2018.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Jan 2018 08:04
English Channel
The recent storm conditions have impacted slightly on the sea defences and beach top properties along Pevensey Bay may be affected by spray. Environment Agency teams are monitoring the weather and maintaining sea defences. This message will be updated by 17:00 on Friday 5th January. Time and date of high water 13:23 on 05/01/2018 Predicted astronomical tide level 3.62 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.24 m Forecast high water level at Eastbourne 3.86 mAOD or 7.51 mCD Forecast wind direction Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 6


Flood Alert issued on 5 Jan 2018 07:14
English Channel
The recent storm conditions have impacted slightly on the sea defences and beach top properties along Pevensey Bay may be affected by spray. Environment Agency teams are monitoring the weather and maintaining sea defences. This message will be updated by 17:00 on Friday 5th January. Time and date of high water 13:23 on 05/01/2017 Predicted astronomical tide level 3.62 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.24 m Forecast high water level at Eastbourne 3.86 mAOD or 7.51 mCD Forecast wind direction Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 6


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 16:36
English Channel
The tide tonight Thursday 4 January 2018 into Friday 5 January 2018 should not be significantly higher than we’ve seen in recent days. Any impacts should be minimal and localised but we are not expecting any flooding to properties. The forecast for Friday afternoon remains a little unsettled, but it is possible a Flood Alert may be reissued. We shall update this message by 10:00 Friday 5 January 2018 with our best assessment of potential impacts. Time and date of high water 01:06 on 05/01/2018 Predicted astronomical tide level 3.67 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.13 m Forecast high water level at Eastbourne 3.80 mAOD or 7.45 mCD Forecast wind direction Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 7


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 07:46
English Channel
Strong winds and large waves shall return for lunchtime’s tide Thursday 4 Jan 2018, but less stormy than Wednesday. Tide levels are expected to be only 20 centimetres higher than Wednesday so similar impacts are expected. Beach top properties could be affected by spray and Herbrand Walk could collect water. PCDL have been maintaining Pevensey beach and can respond following high water. Take care if visiting the coast. Install flood protection products if available. Tides will likely decrease over the coming days. This message will be updated by 17:00 Thursday 4 January 2018. Time and date of high water 12:36 on 04/01/2018 Predicted astronomical tide level 3.74 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.43 m Forecast high water level at Eastbourne 4.17 mAOD or 7.82 mCD Forecast wind direction Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 8


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 15:22
English Channel
Storm Eleanor will ease but strong winds, large waves and a higher than average tide will continue tonight. Impacts should be less than today, but beach top properties could be affected by spray and Herbrand Walk could collect water. PCDL have been maintaining Pevensey beach and can respond following the event. A Flood Alert will remain in force for Thursday 4 Jan with a comparable tide to Wednesday. Tides do not fall significantly until the weekend, but with wind and waves easing the overall flood risk should reduce. Take care if visiting the coast. Install flood protection products if available. This message will be updated by 11:00 Thursday 4 January 2018. Time and date of high water 00:18 on 04/01/2018 Predicted astronomical tide level 3.68 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.32 m Forecast high water level at Eastbourne 4.00 mAOD or 7.65 mCD Forecast wind direction Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 5


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 19:54
English Channel
This message is being issued for the high tide on Wednesday 3 January at 11:45, when strong winds, large waves and a higher than average tide are forecast to coincide. At high tide beach top properties along Pevensey Bay are likely to be affected by spray generated by the strong winds and large waves. PCDL have been maintaining Pevensey beach in advance and have resource available to respond following the event. We are monitoring conditions. Tide levels are high over the next 48 hours and further Flood Alerts will be issued. This message will be updated by 15:00 Wednesday 3 January. Time and date of high water 11:45 on 03/01/2018 Predicted astronomical tide level 3.76 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.35 m Forecast high water level at Eastbourne 4.11 mAOD or 7.76 mCD Forecast wind direction Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 8


Flood Alert issued on 21 Oct 2017 18:06
English Channel
The flood alert for coastal areas of Pevensey sea front remains in force for the high tide at 01:00hrs Sunday morning 22/10/2017. Although the wind strength and tide levels are reducing, the shingle beaches have been depleted which means a small risk remains for spray overtopping and minor flooding over the peak of the high tide.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Oct 2017 15:16
English Channel
This message is issued for the high tide Saturday lunchtime 21 October 2017 when strong winds, large waves and a higher than average tide are forecast to coincide. Around high tide, spray could affect exposed beach top properties of Pevensey Bay. Herbrand Walk could also be affected by spray and water collecting on the road. The wind and waves could make conditions dangerous, care should be taken by those living on or visiting the coast. PCDL have been maintaining Pevensey beach in advance and have resource available to respond following the event. The following tides Sunday and Monday should not pose further flood risk. We expect to remove this message by 11:00 Sunday 22 October 2017. Time and date of high water 12:54 on 21/10/2017 Predicted astronomical tide level 3.82 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.32 m Forecast high water level at Eastbourne 4.14 mAOD or 7.79 mCD Forecast wind direction South Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 8