Flood Alert Info - The Suffolk and Essex coast from Felixstowe to Clacton including Orwell and Stour estuaries

Area Description

The Suffolk and Essex coast from Felixstowe to Clacton, including Ipswich, and the Orwell and Stour 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

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 20:31
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
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 owing to seasonal conditions. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.65 mAODN at 2:15am tomorrow, which is 0.52m 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, River Orwell, River Deben
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. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.54 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 9 Apr 2020 07:59
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
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 the 9th of April 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to spring tides. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.50 mAODN at 1:45pm today, Thursday the 9th of April 2020, which is 0.2m 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 13 Mar 2020 10:03
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 1:25pm and 3:25pm today, Friday 13th March 2020. Higher tides are expected due to forecast seasonal weather conditions. Flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. Spring tides peaked yesterday and are moving towards neaps, leading to lower tides. The detailed forecast is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.59 mAODN at 2:24pm, on Friday 13th March, which is 0.46m 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, River Orwell, River Deben
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 12:42pm and 2:42pm today, Thursday 12th March 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.75 mAODN at 1:42pm, today Thursday 12th March, which is 0.49m 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 08:16
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
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. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.78mAODN at 1pm, on Wednesday 11th March, which is 0.48m 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 14:02
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 10:35pm tonight and 2:35am tomorrow, Wednesday 11th March 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.61mAODN at 00:35am, on Wednesday 11th March, which is 0.43m 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 and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Feb 2020 14:21
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
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. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.64mAODN at 11:30pm, on Saturday 22nd February, which is 0.83m 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, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Feb 2020 16:35
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 02:00am and 04:00am Friday 14th February. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich 2.55 mAODN at 3:00am, on Friday 14th February, which is 0.47m above tide tables, wind Force 4, 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 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 17:10
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 1:00am and 3:00am, Thursday 13th February. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.6 mAODN at 1:00 am, on Thursday 12th February, which is 0.51m above tide tables, wind Force 6, in a Southerly direction. (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 12 Feb 2020 08:21
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 1:00pm and 3:00pm today, Wednesday 12th February. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.84mAODN at 2:03pm, on Wednesday 12th February, which is 0.65m 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 15:33
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
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, Wednesday 12th February. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.64mAODN at 1:37am, on Wednesday 12th February, which is 0.49m 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, River Orwell, River Deben
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 today, Tuesday 11th February. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.73mAODN at 1:15pm, on Tuesday 11th February, which is 0.52m 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 15:10
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 11:30pm and 01:30am on 10th and 11th February 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.59mAODN at 00:30am on Tuesday 11th February, which is 0.57m 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, River Orwell, River Deben
This message has been issued because we are providing advance notice of possible minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 11:30am and 1:30pm tomorrow, Monday 10th February. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 3.04mAODN at 12:33pm, on Monday 10th February, which is 0.89m 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 at 11:45pm on Sunday 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 14 Jan 2020 08:59
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
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. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.57mAODN at 2:30pm, on Tuesday 14th January, which is 0.52m 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 08:18
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
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. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.57mAODN at 2:30pm, on Tuesday 14th January, which is 0.52m 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 28 Nov 2019 15:28
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths 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. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.75mAODN at 12:54am, on Friday 29 November, which is 0.62m above tide tables, wind Force 5, northerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level). The tide on Friday 29 November at 1:14pm is also currently forecast to be a Flood Alert, we will send a new message before that tide. 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 28 Nov 2019 09:11
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 11:30am and 1:30pm today, Thursday 28th November. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.53 mAODN at 12:30pm on Thursday 28th November which is 0.28m above tide tables, wind Force 5, Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The tide on Friday 29th November at 00:54am is also currently forecast to be a Flood Alert and 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 27 Oct 2019 15:05
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 22:12pm on the 27th October 2019 and 00:12am on the 28th October 2019. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to spring tides. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.72 mAODN at 23:12pm on Sunday 27th October, which is 0.42m 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 10:34
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 2:00pm and 4:00pm on 2nd October 2019. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to spring tides. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.70mAODN at 3:00pm on Wednesday 2nd October, which is 0.32m above tide tables, wind force 5, 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 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 15:52
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 01:40am and 03:40am on Wednesday 02 October 2019. Tides are higher than usual due to high spring tides and a small surge. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.78mAODN at 2:42am on Wednesday 02 October, which is 0.45m 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 09:55
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
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. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.81mAODN at 2:15pm on Tuesday 01 October, which is 0.38m 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. We will monitor the situation and will reissue this message for subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 14:49
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 00:45am and 02:45am on 1 October 2019. Tides are higher than usual due to spring tides and a small surge. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.59mAODN at 01:45am on Tuesday 1 October, which is 0.12m 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, River Orwell, River Deben
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 12:00noon and 02:00pm on Monday 30th September 2019. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to high spring tides and a small surge. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.77mAODN at 01:36pm, on Monday 30th September, which is 0.37m 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 13:10
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 00:05am and 02:00am on Monday 30 September 2019. Tides are higher than usual due to high spring tides and a small surge. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.91mAODN at 01:00am on Monday 30 September, which is 0.54m above tide tables, wind Force 6, West North Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The tide on Monday 30 September at 1:36pm 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. We will monitor the situation and will reissue this message for subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 07:50
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 11:45am on 29 September and 01:45pm on 29 September 2019. Tides are higher than usual due to high spring tides and a small surge. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.55mAODN at 12:45pm on Sunday 29th September, which is 0.27m above tide tables, wind Force 6, South Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The tide on Monday 30 September at 00:05am is also currently forecast to be a Flood Alert, we will send a new message before that tide later Sunday evening. Take care on coastal roads and footpaths. We will monitor the situation and reissue this message if required.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 12:07
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 23:30pm on Saturday 28th and 01:30am on 29th September 2019. Tides are higher than usual due to spring tides and a small surge. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.58mAODN at 00:30am on Sunday 29th September, which is 0.22m above tide tables, wind Force 5, Southerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The tide on Sunday 29th September at 12:45pm is also forecast to be a Flood Alert, we will send a new message before that tide. Take care on coastal roads and footpaths. We will continue to monitor the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Sep 2019 16:14
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
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. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.58mAODN at 2:30am on Monday 2nd September 2019, which is 0.16 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 23 Mar 2019 08:11
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 12:23pm and 2:23pm this afternoon Saturday 23rd March. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed. The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. Water may be on the quay at Mistley. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.72m AODN at 1:23pm; on Saturday 23rd March, which is 0.45m 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 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 17:51
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 12:00pm and 2:00pm 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 Harwich of 2.78 mAODN at 1:00pm, on Tuesday 8th January 2019, which is 0.92m 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 will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Dec 2018 09:14
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
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. 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 Harwich of 2.66mAODN at 12:30pm, on Sunday 9 December, which is 0.67m 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 13:02
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
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 Harwich of 2.53 mAODN at 8:45pm, on Monday 3rd December 2018, which is 0.72m 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 12 Sep 2018 08:16
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 1:20pm and 3:20pm, 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 Harwich of 2.56mAODN at 2:20pm, on Wednesday 12th September 2018, 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). 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 14:57
North Sea, River Orwell, River Deben
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 1am and 3am 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 of 2.57mAODN, which is 0.18m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 4, Westerly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We currently expect to issue a Flood Alert on the following high tide, on Wednesday 12th September 2018 at 2:40PM. 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 Feb 2018 15:25
North Sea, Tidal River Orwell, Tidal River Deben
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 24hrs. We will update this message before each high tide. High water is due at Harwich at 00.36am, on 02/02/2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.50mAODN, which is 0.31m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, WNW. (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 2 hours either side of high tide. Take care on coastal footpaths.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Feb 2018 06:44
North Sea, Tidal River Orwell, Tidal River Deben
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 Harwich at 12:15, on Thursday 1st February 2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.63 mAODN, which is 0.4m 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 16:03
North Sea, Tidal River Orwell, Tidal River Deben
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 Harwich tomorrow afternoon at 12.15 pm, Thursday 1st February. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.63mAODN, which is 0.40m 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 5 Jan 2018 08:18
North Sea, Tidal River Orwell, Tidal River Deben
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 Harwich at 1:59pm, on Friday 5th January 2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.54mAODN, which is 0.26m 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 4 Jan 2018 08:29
North Sea, Tidal River Orwell, Tidal River Deben
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 Harwich at 1:00pm, on Thursday 4th January 2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.72mAODN, which is 0.43m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, 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 3 Jan 2018 12:30
North Sea, Tidal River Orwell, Tidal River Deben
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 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 Harwich at 00:49am, on Thursday 4th January 2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.53mAODN, which is 0.32m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, West-South-Westerly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are currently expecting to issue a further alert for the Thursday afternoon tide. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Dec 2017 17:31
North Sea, Tidal River Orwell, Tidal River Deben
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 Harwich at 03:21am, on Saturday 9th December 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.50mAODN, which is 0.58m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, 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 8 Dec 2017 08:06
North Sea, Tidal River Orwell, Tidal River Deben
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 few days. We will update this message before each high tide. High water is due at Harwich at 15:00pm, on Friday 8th December 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.73mAODN, which is 0.58m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 7, West North Westerly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more information refer to local tide tables). The following risk tide on Saturday 9th December 2017 at 03:21am 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 7 Dec 2017 15:38
North Sea, Tidal River Orwell, Tidal River Deben
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 Harwich at 02:45am, on Friday 8th December 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.75mAODN, which is 0.72m 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 3:00pm 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 08:12
North Sea, Tidal River Orwell, Tidal River Deben
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 Harwich at 12:05pm, on 19/11/2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.53mAODN, which is 0.46m 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. The forecast tide level is just above the Flood Alert level and so any impacts are likely to be very minor and localised to low lying paths along the estuaries.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Nov 2017 13:39
North Sea, Tidal River Orwell, Tidal River Deben
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 Harwich at 11:48pm, on 18/11/2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.51mAODN, which is 0.42m 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 12:05pm is currently forecast to be a Flood Alert. The forecast is only just at the Flood Alert level so any impacts will be very localised to low lying areas. The following tide on Sunday is forecast to be just at the Flood Alert level as well.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Nov 2017 14:01
North Sea, Tidal River Orwell, Tidal River Deben
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 Harwich at 12:45am on Monday 6 November 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.61mAODN, which is 0.29m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 5, Northwest (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more information refer to local tide tables). We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Nov 2017 08:26
North Sea, Tidal River Orwell, Tidal River Deben
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 Harwich at 12:09pm on Sunday 5th November 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.58mAODN, which is 0.27m 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 13:41
North Sea, Tidal River Orwell, Tidal River Deben
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. We will update the forecast as necessary. High water is due at Harwich at 11:54pm, on 4th November 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.57mAODN, 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).


Flood Alert issued on 7 Oct 2017 14:30
North Sea, Tidal River Orwell, Tidal River Deben
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 Harwich at 02:00am tomorrow, Sunday 8 October. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.6mAODN, 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). 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 6 Oct 2017 07:20
North Sea, Tidal River Orwell, Tidal River Deben
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 Harwich at 12:45pm on Friday 6th October 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.69mAODN, which is 0.5m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 4, 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 5 Oct 2017 14:16
North Sea, Tidal River Orwell, Tidal River Deben
This message has been issued because of the forecast for high tides at Harwich 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 Harwich at 01:00am, on Friday 6th October 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.75mAODN, which is 0.60m 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 and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Oct 2017 08:26
North Sea, Tidal River Orwell, Tidal River Deben
This message has been issued because of the forecast for high tides at Harwich 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 Harwich at 12:14PM on Thursday 5th October 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.69mAODN, which is 0.62m 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 8 Sep 2017 15:59
North Sea, Tidal River Orwell, Tidal River Deben
This message has been issued because the next tide is 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 Harwich at 02:22am, on Saturday 9th September 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.52mAODN, which is 0.32m 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). We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for the next tide. This is a low flood alert level that is only just reaching the threshold.