Flood Alert Info - The Essex coast from Fobbing to Purfleet, including Tilbury, Grays and the Dartford Crossing

Area Description

The Essex coast from Fobbing to Purfleet, including Tilbury, Grays and the Dartford Crossing.

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 Currently in Force

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


Flood Alert issued on 9 Dec 2018 09:35
Thames Estuary
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 11:30am and 3:30pm 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 Southend of 3.64mAODN at 1:30pm, on Sunday 9 December, which is 0.63m above tide tables, wind Force 6, 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 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 14 Jun 2018 15:07
Thames Estuary
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, at present, of later tides causing concern. High water is due at Southend at 02:00 am, on 15/06/2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 3.66mAODN, which is 0.43m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 2, SW. (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. Flooding is possible 2 hours either side of high tide. Take care on coastal footpaths.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Jan 2018 08:34
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 at this stage. High water is due at Southend at 1:30 pm on Thursday 18 January 2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 3.71 mAODN, which is 1.0m 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). We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for the next tide.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Oct 2017 08:27
Sea
This message has been issued because of the forecast for high tides at Southend 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 Southend at 1:15pm, on Thursday 5th October 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 3.69mAODN, which is 0.82m 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.