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 18 Jan 2018 12:56
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 Southend at 1:15 pm, on Thursday 18 January 2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 3.80mAODN, which is 1.09m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, westerly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables).