Flood Warning Info - The Essex coast at West Mersea, including The Strood and surrounding marshland

Area Description

West Mersea, the Strood and adjacent marshland .
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 19 Nov 2020 10:56
River Colne, North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding of homes and businesses between 12:30pm and 4:30pm today, Thursday 19th November 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual, due to forecast weather conditions and surge coinciding with the high tide. Areas most at risk are marshland around Mersea Island, The Strood, Waterside properties in West Mersea, including those on Shears Crescent, Coast Road, Seaview holiday park and Waldegraves holiday park. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 3.41 mAODN at 2:30pm today, which is 1.02m above tide tables, wind Force 6, North 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 closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 18:14
River Colne, North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding of homes and businesses between 11:45am and 1:45pm tomorrow, Monday 10th February. High tides are expected as spring tides coincide with a surge. Areas most at risk are marshland around Mersea Island, The Strood. Waterside properties in West Mersea, including those on Shears Crescent, Coast Road, Seaview holiday park and Waldegraves holiday park. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 3.27mAODN at 12:45pm, on Monday 10th February, which is 0.81m above tide tables, wind Force 7, SW. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more information refer to local tide tables). The preceding overnight tide at 12:15am is not anticipated to result in any flooding. Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Warning issued on 5 Oct 2017 14:54
Tidal River Colne, North Sea
This message has been issued because of forecast local weather conditions during spring tides. Tides are expected to be higher than usual and may cause minor flooding in low lying coastal areas. The current forecast is for a single risk tide only, with no indication of later tides causing concern. High water is due at Clacton at 00:45am, on Friday 6th October 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 3.28mAODN, which is 0.56m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, North-Westerly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Areas most at risk are marshland around Mersea Island, The Strood. Waterside properties in West Mersea, including those on Shears Crescent, Coast Road, Seaview holiday park and Waldegraves holiday park. This is close to the lowest level at which a flood warning could be issued. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.