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 Currently in Force

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Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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Flood Alert History

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


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