Flood Alert Info - The Essex coast from Shoeburyness, to and including Southend seafront, including Southchurch Park

Area Description

The Essex coast from Shoeburyness, to and including, Southend Sea Front including Southchurch Park.
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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There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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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.
  • Each Flood Alert may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Alert table above.

Flood Alert issued on 10 May 2020 21:05
Thames Estuary
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 2:00am and 3:00am tomorrow, Monday 11th May 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to seasonal conditions. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Southend of 3.99 mAODN at 3:00am tomorrow, which is 0.86m 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 9 Feb 2020 16:49
Thames Estuary
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. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Southend of 3.87mAODN at 12:45pm, on Monday 10th February, which is 0.9m 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 on Monday 9th February is not anticipated to result in any flooding. On Monday, 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 for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 13:14
Thames Estuary
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 01:05am and 03:05am on Monday 30 September 2019. Tides are higher than usual due to spring tides and strong winds. Areas most at risk are the seafront between Shoeburyness and Southend Seafront from Thorpe Esplanade to Chalkwell Esplanade, including Southchurch Park. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Southend of 3.90mAODN at 02:05am on Monday 30 September, which is 0.49m above tide tables, wind Force 6, West North Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). High levels can be expected 2hrs before and after the peak time at Southend. Take care on coastal roads and footpaths. We will continue to monitor the situation.