Flood Warning Info - Hamford Water on the Essex coast

Area Description

The marshland area around Hamford Water, from West End Lane in Dovercourt to the north of Kirby-le-Soken.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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Flood Warning History

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

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

Flood Warning issued on 5 Jan 2022 09:57
Hamford Water
This message has been issued because flooding of homes and businesses is likely between 11:30am and 3:30pm on Wednesday 5th January. Tides are expected to be higher than usual, due to forecast weather conditions during spring tides. Areas most at risk are marshes around Hamford Water, including Dovercourt caravan park, and parts of Kirby-le-Soken. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 3.15 mAODN at 1:30pm, Wednesday 5th January, which is 0.97m above tide tables, wind Force 5, north-westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are monitoring the situation and will keep you updated of the flood risk. We will update this message by 5pm this afternoon Wednesday 5th January.