Flood Alert Info - Milford on Sea to Lymington

Area Description

Coast from Milford-on-Sea to Lymington.

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 6 Nov 2018 16:33
The Solent
Wednesday morning's tide at 10:05 on 07/11/2018 and 12:17 on 7/11/2018 is higher than normal as unsettled weather brings strong southerly force 7 winds and heavy rain. The tide will be similar to that recorded in early January this year. Property flooding is not expected, but for an hour either side of high water, coastal roads at Keyhaven will flood and levels will be high at Milford on Sea near the Smugglers Inn pub. The weather increases tide table values by 0.46 m (surge) giving a forecast tide of 3.84 metres Chart Datum (1.86 mAOD) at Lymington. Tide levels remain high until Saturday, but are much closer to normal high spring tide values, with only minor impacts expected. We are closing our tidal defence gates from Keyhaven to Lymington three hours either side of time of high water. Cars should not park on the sea front at Keyhaven. This message will be removed by 07/11/2018 16:00:00 as further significant impacts from the tide are not currently expected.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 17:27
The Solent
Tomorrow lunchtime the tide will be higher than those experienced over the last 24 hours. Environment Agency tidal defence gates from Keyhaven to Lymington will be closed three hours either side of time of high water. At Town Quay Lymington, near the Ship Inn pub, water may leak through the defence gates flooding parking areas. Environment Agency staff will be on site to pump water back over the defence wall to protect property. At Saltgrass Lane, Keyhaven the road will flood and cars should not park there. This Flood Alert will be updated by 18:00 on 04/01/2018 Time and date of first high water 11:54 on 04/01/2018 Time and date of second high water 14:10 on 04/01/2018 Predicted astronomical tide level 1.35 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.45 m Forecast high water level at Lymington 1.80 mAOD or 3.78 mCD Forecast wind direction Westerly Forecast wind strength is Force 7


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 20:18
The Solent
The forecast tide is higher than normal. Environment Agency tidal defence gates from Keyhaven to Lymington will be closed three hours either side of time of high water. At Town Quay Lymington, near the Ship Inn pub, water may leak through the defence gates flooding parking areas. Environment Agency staff will be on site to pump water back over the defence wall to protect property. At Saltgrass Lane, Keyhaven the road will flood and cars should not park there. This Flood Alert will be updated by 16:00 on 03/01/2018. Time and date of first high water 11:05 on 03/01/2018 Time and date of second high water 13:18 on 03/01/2018 Predicted astronomical tide level 1.52 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.24 m Forecast high water level at Lymington 1.76 mAOD or 3.74 mCD Forecast wind direction Westerly Forecast wind strength is Force 8


Flood Alert issued on 20 Oct 2017 19:51
The Solent
On Saturday, Storm Brian brings strong winds, large waves and water levels higher than a normal high spring tide. Our tidal defence gates from Keyhaven to Lymington will be closed three hours either side of high water. At Town Quay, near the Ship Inn pub, water may leak through the defence gates flooding parking areas. Environment Agency staff will be on site to over pump water and protect property. At Saltgrass Lane, Keyhaven the road will flood so cars should not be park there. This Flood Alert will be removed by 1600hrs on Saturday 21/10/17 when coastal conditions will have returned to normal. Time and date of first high water 12:16 on 21/10/2017 Time and date of second high water 14:35 on 21/10/2017 Predicted astronomical tide level 1.30 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.48 m Forecast high water level at Lymington 1.78 mAOD or 3.76 mCD Forecast wind direction South Westerly Forecast wind strength is Force 8