Flood Alert Info - The Essex coast from Clacton to and including, St Peters Flat and the Colne and Blackwater estuaries

Area Description

The Essex coast from Clacton to St Peters Flat, including Jaywick, Brightlingsea, Mersea Island, Heybridge, Maldon and the Colne and Blackwater estuaries.
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

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 10 May 2020 21:41
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 1:15am and 3:15am tomorrow, Monday 11th May 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to seasonal conditions. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.95 mAODN at 2:15am tomorrow, which is 0.56m above tide tables, wind Force 7, North North Easterly. mAODN is height above average sea level. For more info refer to local tide tables. Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 10 May 2020 09:50
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 12:45pm and 2:45pm today, Sunday, 10th May 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.79 mAODN at 1:45pm, today which is 0.45m above tide tables, wind Force 7, North North East. mAODN is height above average sea level. For more info refer to local tide tables. Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and are likely to reissue this message for tonight's tide. This will be issued at 7:30 this evening.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Apr 2020 13:19
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 03:15am and 05:15am tomorrow, Monday 13th April 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.77 mAODN at 04:15am on Monday 13th April 2020, which is 0.44m above tide tables, wind Force 6, north-easterly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. There is no flood-risk associated with the Sunday afternoon tide and this message refers to the Monday morning tide only.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Apr 2020 08:07
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 12:45pm and 2:45pm today, Thursday 9th April 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.78 mAODN at 1:45pm today, Thursday 9th April 2020, which is 0.12m above tide tables, wind Force 3, north-easterly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and do not expect the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Apr 2020 08:35
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 11:15pm and 13:15pm today, Tuesday 7th April 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.74 mAODN at 12:15pm, today which is 0.25m above tide tables, wind Force 3, South Easterly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Apr 2020 08:05
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 11:15pm and 13:15pm today, Tuesday 7th April 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.74 mAODN at 12:15pm, today which is 0.25m above tide tables, wind Force 3, South Easterly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Mar 2020 09:51
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 1:30pm and 3:30pm today, Friday 13th March 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due seasonal conditions. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea seafront may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.87 mAODN at 2:30pm today, which is 0.41m above tide tables, wind Force 4, West South Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level. For more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2020 09:20
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 12:45pm and 2:45pm today, Thursday 12th March 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.75 mAODN at 1:45pm, today Thursday 12th March, which is 0.33m above tide tables, wind Force 6, South-westerly. Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate but will update this message if necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2020 08:58
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 11am and 3pm today, Wednesday 11th March 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual linked to spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 3.08mAODN at 1pm, on Wednesday 11th March, which is 0.45m above tide tables, wind Force 5, south-westerly (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate but will update this message if necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 14:00
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 10:45pm tonight and 2:45am tomorrow, Wednesday 11th March 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.97mAODN at 00:45am, on Wednesday 11th March, which is 0.44m above tide tables, wind Force 5, West South-Westerly (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 08:55
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 10:30am and 2:30pm today, Tuesday 10th March 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.71mAODN at 12:30pm, on Tuesday 10th March, which is 0.12m above tide tables, wind Force 6, South-Westerly (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more information refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message if necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Mar 2020 19:46
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 10am and 1pm tomorrow, Monday 9th March 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions close to spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.76mAODN at 11:30am, on Monday 9th March, which is 0.36m above tide tables, wind Force 5, West South-Westerly. This is just at the Flood Alert threshold but be aware of waves. Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and are not expecting the situation to escalate but will update this message if necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Feb 2020 14:08
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 10pm today and midnight tonight, Saturday 22nd February 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.74mAODN at 11:30pm, on Saturday 22nd February, which is 0.82m above tide tables, wind Force 6, South-westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Feb 2020 16:35
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 02:15am and 04:15am Friday 14th February. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.90 mAODN at 3:15am, on Friday 14th February, which is 0.48m above tide tables, wind Force 4, West North Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). You are advised to stay away from risk areas. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Feb 2020 08:48
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 1:15pm and 3:15pm today, Wednesday 12th February. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.89mAODN at 2:15pm, on Wednesday 12th February, which is 0.38m above tide tables, wind force 6, westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more information refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 15:31
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 12:45am and 2:45am, Wednesday 12th February. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.9mAODN at 1:45am, on Wednesday 12th February, which is 0.44m above tide tables, wind force 7, westerly (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more information refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 08:49
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 12:30pm and 2:30pm today, Tuesday 11th February. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 3.04mAODN at 1:30pm, on Tuesday 11th February, which is 0.5m above tide tables, wind force 8, westerly (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more information refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 15:29
North Sea
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths is possible between 11:45pm and 1:45am on 10th and 11th February 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.75mAODN at 00:45am on Tuesday 11th February, which is 0.41m above tide tables, wind force 8, west south westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more information refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 16:49
North Sea
This message has been issued because we are providing advance notice of possible minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 11:45am and 1:45pm tomorrow, Monday 10th February. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton 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 high tide is not expected to result in any flooding. Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting to issue anything else for the following tide on Tuesday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2020 09:08
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.78mAODN at 2:30pm, on Tuesday 14th January, which is 0.4m above tide tables, Wind Force 7, South South West (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The current spring tide combined with this surge has now reached its peak and will fall away over the next few days. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2020 08:26
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 1:30pm and 3:30pm Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.78mAODN at 2:30pm, on Tuesday 14th January, which is 0.4m above tide tables, wind Force 7, South South West. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The current spring tide combined with this surge has now reached its peak and will fall away over the next few days. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Nov 2019 08:55
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 12:30pm and 2:30pm Friday 29th November 2019. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.73 mAODN at 1:15pm on Friday 29th November, which is 0.32m above tide tables, wind Force 4, North Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level). You are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Nov 2019 15:49
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding of homes and businesses between 12:30am to 1:30am tomorrow, Friday 29 November. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.83 mAODN at 1am, on Friday 29 November, which is 0.44m above tide tables, wind Force 5, northerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level). You are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Oct 2019 15:23
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 22:15pm on the 27th October 2019 and 00:15am on the 28th October 2019. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.87 mAODN at 23:15pm on Sunday 27th October, which is 0.21m above tide tables, wind Force 4, North-westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Oct 2019 10:39
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 2:15pm and 4:15pm on 2nd October 2019. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 3.04mAODN at 3:15pm on Wednesday 2nd October, which is 0.28m above tide tables, wind Force 5, North Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 16:07
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 01:45am and 03:45am on Wednesday 02 October 2019. Tides are higher than usual due to high spring tides and a small surge. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 3.09mAODN at 2:45am on Wednesday 02 October, which is 0.38m above tide tables, wind Force 6, North North Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself at risk. We will monitor the situation and will reissue this message for subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 10:30
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 1:15pm and 3:15pm on Tuesday 01 October 2019. Tides are higher than usual due to high spring tides and a small surge. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 3.08mAODN at 2:15pm on Tuesday 01 October, which is 0.23m above tide tables, wind Force 4, South Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The tide on Wednesday morning is also currently forecast to be a Flood Alert, we will send a new message before that tide. Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself at risk.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 15:01
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 01:00am and 03:00am on 1 October 2019. Tides are higher than usual due to spring tides and a small surge. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.81mAODN at 02:00am on Tuesday 1 October, which is 0.02m above tide tables, wind Force 6, West South Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths. We will continue to monitor the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 08:41
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 12:30pm and 02:30pm on Monday 30th September 2019. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to high spring tides and a small surge. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 3.09mAODN at 01:30pm, on Monday 30th September, which is 0.27m above tide tables, wind Force 3, SW. (mAODN is height above average sea level. For more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 13:12
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 00:30am and 02:30am on Monday 30 September 2019. Tides are higher than usual due to spring tides and strong winds. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 3.18mAODN at 01:30am on Monday 30 September, which is 0.36m above tide tables, wind Force 6, West North Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths. We will continue to monitor the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 08:13
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 11:45am and 01:45pm on Sunday 29 September 2019. Tides are higher than usual due to spring tides and strong winds. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.68mAODN at 12:45am on Sunday 29 September, which is 0.02m below tide tables, wind Force 6, South Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths, the tide level is just below Flood Alert but strong winds could generate wave splash onto promenades. We will continue to monitor the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 12:07
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 23:45pm on Saturday 28th and 01:45am on 29th September 2019. Tides are higher than usual due to spring tides and a small surge. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.72mAODN at 00:45am on Sunday 29th September, which is 0.02m below tide tables, wind Force 5, Southerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths. We will continue to monitor the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Sep 2019 10:48
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 2:30pm and 4:30pm on Tuesday 3rd September 2019. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.76mAODN at 3:30pm on Tuesday 3rd September, which is 0.01m above tide tables, wind Force 4, South-westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Sep 2019 09:48
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 1:45pm and 3:45pm on Monday 2nd September 2019. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.71mAODN at 2:45pm on Monday 2nd September, which is 0.07m below tide tables, wind Force 4, South-westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Sep 2019 16:34
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 1:30am and 3:30am on Monday 2nd September 2019. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.89mAODN at 2:30am on Monday 2nd September 2019, which is 0.12 above tide tables, wind Force 5, North-westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Sep 2019 10:00
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 1pm and 3pm today, 1st September 2019. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.77mAODN at 2pm on Sunday 1st September, which is 0.04 above tide tables, wind Force 3, Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message for any subsequent tides if required. Further high tides are currently forecast for Monday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Aug 2019 16:03
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 1am and 3am on Sunday 1st September. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.7mAODN at 01:45am on 1st September, which is 0.06m below tide tables, wind Force 4, North-Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required. Further high tides are currently forecast over the weekend.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Mar 2019 08:29
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 12:30pm and 2:30pm this afternoon Saturday 23rd March. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.89m AODN at 1:30pm; on Saturday 23rd March, which is 0.34m above tide tables, wind Force 5, North East. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Feb 2019 08:45
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 12:15pm and 2:15pm, Thursday 21 February. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.7mAODN at 1:15pm, on Thursday 21 February, which is 0.16m above tide tables, wind Force 4, WSW. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). You are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Jan 2019 17:48
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 12:15pm and 2:15pm tomorrow, Tuesday 8th January 2019. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.97 mAODN at 1:15pm, on Tuesday 8th January 2019, which is 0.94m above tide tables, wind Force 6, NW. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). You are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Dec 2018 09:23
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 11am and 3pm today. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.83mAODN at 1pm, on Sunday 9 December, which is 0.59m above tide tables, wind Force 5, north-westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Dec 2018 13:09
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 7:45pm and 9:45pm on Monday 3rd December 2018. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.73 mAODN at 8:45pm, on Monday 3rd December 2018, which is 0.8m above tide tables, wind Force 5, West North West. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Oct 2018 08:36
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 1pm and 3pm today, Saturday 27th October The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.81mAODN at 2:15pm on Saturday 27th October, which is 0.2m above tide tables, wind Force 5, North North Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2018 15:12
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths, as a result of the current high tides in the early hours of tomorrow morning, Saturday 27th October. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.96mAODN at 2:15am, on Saturday 27th October, which is 0.34m above tide tables, wind Force 6, north north westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more information refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2018 10:21
North Sea
This message has been issued because of the current set of spring tides between 12pm and 2pm today, Friday 26th October. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.70 mAODN at 12:45pm on Friday 26th October, which is 0.11m above tide tables, wind Force 5, West North Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Oct 2018 08:44
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths as a result of the current set of spring tides between 11 am and 1pm today, Thursday 25th October. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.70 mAODN at 12pm, on Thursday 25th October, which is 0.18m above tide tables, wind Force 3, North Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Oct 2018 16:42
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 11:15pm this evening, Tuesday 23rd October and 1:15am Wednesday 24th October. Strong winds may cause large waves and spray overtopping on the coast. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.73mAODN at 12:15am, on Wednesday 24th October, which is 0.27m above tide tables, wind Force 5 in a west north westerly direction. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Wind strength is forecast to increase and become Northerly as we move into the weekend. This combined with Spring Tides could lead to further Flood Alerts being issued during this period of unsettled weather. You are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Sep 2018 15:08
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths. between 12:30am and 2:30am tomorrow morning, Friday 28th September. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.91mAODN at 1:30am, on Friday 28th September, which is 0.32m above tide tables, wind Force 5, Northerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Sep 2018 08:02
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 1:30pm and 3:30pm today, Wednesday 12th September 2018. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.94mAODN at 2:30pm, on Wednesday 12th September 2018, which is 0.19m above tide tables, wind Force 3, North westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The current series of high spring tides has now reached its peak and will fall away over the next few days. Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Sep 2018 15:15
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 1:15am and 3:15am on Wednesday 12th September 2018. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.83mAODN at 2:15am, on Wednesday 12th September 2018, which is 0.13m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 4, Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The tide on Wednesday 12th September 2018 at 2:30pm is also currently forecast to be a Flood Alert, we will send a new message before that tide. Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 16 May 2018 08:32
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 1:30pm today - 16 May 2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.82mAODN, which is 0.29m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 7, Northerly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for the next tide. Please take care around coastal roads and do not drive through flood water.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Apr 2018 15:39
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 01:30am (BST) on Tuesday 1st May 2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.70mAODN, which is 0.34m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, West North West. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for the next tide. Flooding is possible one hour either side of high tide. Due to the wind strength there will be large waves, so take care on coastal footpaths.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Apr 2018 07:47
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 forecast indicates a series of risk tides for the next 36 hours. We will update this message before each high tide if needed. High water is due at Clacton at 13:15pm, on 30/04/2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.79mAODN, which is 0.40m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 7, NNW. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We have teams on the ground checking defences. Flooding is possible 1 hour either side of high tide. Due to the wind strength there will be large waves so avoid coastal footpaths. We often see tides at this level with water high around Brightlingsea harbour and on the causeway to Mersea Island.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Feb 2018 06:50
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 forecast indicates a series of risk tides for the next 24 hours. We will update this message before each high tide. High water is due at Clacton at 12:30, on Thursday 1st February 2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.78 mAODN, which is 0.44m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 5, WNW. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We have teams on the ground checking defences and assisting the emergency services and local authorities. Flooding is possible between 2 hours either side of high water. Take care on coastal footpaths.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jan 2018 16:09
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 forecast indicates a series of risk tides for the next 48hrs. We will update this message before each high tide. High water is due at Clacton tomorrow afternoon at 12.30pm, Thursday 1st February. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.78mAODN, which is 0.44m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 5, WNW. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We have teams on the ground checking defences and assisting the emergency services and local authorities. Flooding is possible between 2 hours either side of high water. Take care on coastal footpaths.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Jan 2018 08:11
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 series of high spring tides has now reached its peak and will fall away over the next few days. High water is due at Clacton at 3pm on Saturday 6th January 2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.78mAODN, which is 0.45m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, North-North-East. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for the next tide. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Jan 2018 08:28
North Sea
This message has been issued because strong winds and spring tides may cause large waves and spray overtopping on the coast. 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 2:00pm, on Friday 5th January 2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.72mAODN, which is 0.3m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 5, South-South-Westerly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for the next tide. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Dec 2017 08:15
North Sea
This message has been issued because national weather conditions are expected to produce large off shore waves. 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 15:15pm, on Friday 8th December 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.94mAODN, which is 0.62m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 7, West North Westerly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for the next tide. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2017 15:50
North Sea
This message has been issued because national weather conditions are expected to produce large off shore waves. Tides are expected to be higher than usual and may cause minor flooding in low lying coastal areas. The forecast indicates a series of risk tides for the next 48hrs. We will update this message before each high tide. High water is due at Clacton at 02:45am, on Friday 8th December 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.91mAODN, which is 0.68m above tide tables. The wind forecast is westerly Force 7. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The following risk tide on Friday 8th December 2017 at 3:15pm is currently forecast to be a Flood Alert. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Nov 2017 08:29
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 12:15pm, on 19/11/2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.85mAODN, which is 0.5m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 4, West North Westerly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for the next tide. Any impacts will be minor and localised to low lying coastal areas such as promenades and coastal roads


Flood Alert issued on 18 Nov 2017 13:54
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 forecast indicates a series of risk tides for the next 24 hours. We will update this message before each high tide. High water is due at Clacton at 11:58pm, on 18/11/2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.89mAODN, which is 0.45m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 5, North Westerly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The following risk tide on Sunday 19 November at 12:15pm is currently forecast to be a Flood Alert. Any impacts will be minor and localised to low lying coastal areas such as promenades, boat yards and low lying coastal roads. .


Flood Alert issued on 16 Nov 2017 12:54
North Sea
This message has been issued because of forecast local weather conditions during spring tides. Tides may be higher than usual but the forecast is for calm conditions with only small waves at the seafront. 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 10:45pm, on 16/11/17. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.79 mAODN, which is 0.45m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 5, NNW (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more information refer to local tide tables). We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for the next tide. This is common for this time of year with winter weather adding slightly to the tide. Low lying parts of the coast such as promenades, marina areas and car parks may be affected.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Nov 2017 14:09
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. High water is due at Clacton at 12:45am on Monday 6 November 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 3.04mAODN, which is 0.29m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 5, Northwest (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are closely monitoring this situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Nov 2017 08:09
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. High water is due at Clacton at 12:15pm on Sunday 5 November 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.91mAODN, which is 0.16m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 4, West-North-West (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Nov 2017 13:58
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. High water is due at Clacton at 00:00am on 5th November 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.93mAODN, which is 0.15m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 5, Westerly (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Oct 2017 08:21
North Sea
This message has been issued because of forecast local high spring tides. Tides are expected to be higher than usual and may cause minor flooding in low lying coastal areas. The spring tides will remain high over the next few days. High water is due at Clacton at 2:15pm today, Sunday 8th October. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.79mAODN, which is the same as the tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 3, Westerly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for the next tide. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Oct 2017 14:44
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 forecast indicates the Sunday afternoon tide will also pose a risk of flooding. We will update this message before the Sunday afternoon tide. High water is due at Clacton at 02:00am tomorrow, Sunday 8 October. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 3.11mAODN, which is 0.3m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 5, West-North-Westerly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The Sunday afternoon tide is currently forecast to be a Flood Alert. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Oct 2017 09:12
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 spring tides will remain high over the next few days. High water is due at Clacton at 1:00pm today, Friday 6 October 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 3.15mAODN, which is 0.49m above tide tables. This is an updated peak level based on the latest available forecast. The wind forecast is Force 5, North-Westerly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are not expecting the situation to escalate. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Oct 2017 07:27
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 spring tides will remain high over the next few days. High water is due at Clacton at 1pm on Friday 6th October 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 3.18mAODN, which is 0.52m above tide tables. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The wind forecast is Force 4, North-Westerly. We are not expecting the situation to escalate. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Oct 2017 14:20
North Sea
This message has been issued because of the forecast for high tides at Clacton linked to spring tides. Tides are expected to be higher than usual and may cause minor flooding in low lying coastal areas. The forecast indicates a series of risk tides for the next few tides. We will update this message before each high tide. 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 information refer to local tide tables). We are monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Oct 2017 07:55
North Sea
This message has been issued because of the forecast for high tides at Clacton linked to spring tides. Tides are expected to be higher than usual and may cause minor flooding in low lying coastal areas. The forecast indicates a series of risk tides for the next few days. We will update this message before each high tide. High water is due at Clacton at 12:30, on Thursday 5th October 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 3.08mAODN, which is 0.63m 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). We are monitoring the situation closely and will update messages accordingly.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Oct 2017 14:39
North Sea
This message has been issued because of the forecast for high tides at Clacton linked to spring tides. Tides are expected to be higher than usual and may cause minor flooding in low lying coastal areas. The forecast indicates a series of risk tides for the next few days. We will update this message before each high tide. High water is due at Clacton at midnight, on Wednesday 4 October 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.72mAODN, which is 0.21m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, West-South-West. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are monitoring the situation closely and will update messages accordingly.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Sep 2017 09:10
North Sea
This message has been issued because tides are continuing 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, and at the moment no indication of later tides causing concern. High water is due at Clacton at 14:45 pm, on Saturday 9th September 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.75mAODN, which is 0.07m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 4, west south westerly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Today is the peak of the spring tides, therefore we should start to see a fall in tide heights.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Sep 2017 16:15
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 forecast indicates a series of risk tides for the next 48hrs. We will update this message before each high tide. High water is due at Clacton at 02:15am, on Saturday 9th September 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.83mAODN, which is 0.18m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 5, West North Westerly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The following risk tide on Saturday 9th September 2017 at 14:45pm is also currently forecast to be at Flood Alert level.