Flood Alert Info - Beaulieu estuary

Area Description

Beaulieu estuary and the coast from Thorns Marsh to Needs Ore Point.
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

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  • 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 20 Oct 2020 08:58
The Solent
Tuesday afternoon's tide at 13:57 on 20/10/2020 and 16:09 on 20/10/2020 is higher than normal, due to unsettled weather with strong Southerly Force 5 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.32 m. The total forecast tide is 4.20 metres Chart Datum (2.2 mAOD) at Beaulieu. For 30 minutes either side of high water, the tide will flood into the garden of the mill house on the downstream side of the Mill Pond. Minor flooding of Palace Lane is also expected, making access to the village temporarily more difficult. After this tide, tide levels are reducing. However heavy rain on Wednesday 21/10/20 will raise Mill Pond levels over the Wednesday afternoon high tide at 14:46 and 16:30. Minor flooding is possible and we will issue further advice as necessary. We continue to monitor the forecast. For safety, please take care if walking or driving through Beaulieu. The incoming tide will flood the main road quickly. We will remove this message by 19:00 on 20/10/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Aug 2020 17:51
The Solent
Friday afternoon's tide at 13:18 on 21/08/2020 and 15:33 on 21/08/2020 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong South Westerly Force 7 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.34 m (surge). The forecast tide is 4.2 metres Chart Datum (2.2 mAOD) at Beaulieu. For 30 minutes either side of high tide, water may flood into the garden of the mill house on the downstream side of the Mill Pond. Minor flooding of Palace Lane and Hatchet Lane (B3054) is also likely to occur. After this tide‚ the weather is more settled and no further impacts are expected. We continue to monitor the forecast. For safety, please take care if walking through the village at high tide. The incoming tide will flood the main roads quickly. We will remove this message by 17:00 on 21/08/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2020 16:01
The Solent
Thursday's early morning tide at 00:21and 02:39 on 12/03/2020 is higher than normal with strong South Westerly Force 6 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.19 m. The total forecast tide is 4.20 metres Chart Datum (2.20 mAOD) at Beaulieu. Tomorrow afternoon's tide at 12:36 and 14:24 on 12/03/2020 is similar, forecast at 4.21 metres Chart Datum (2.21 mAOD). Winds are strong Westerly Force 6. Both tides are lower than recorded earlier today. They will cause similar impacts. For 30 minutes either side of high water, the tide will flood into the garden of the mill house on the downstream side of the Mill Pond. Minor flooding of Palace Lane is also expected, making access to the village temporarily more difficult. After tomorrow, no further impacts are expected. We continue to monitor the forecast. For safety, please take care if walking or driving through Beaulieu. The incoming tide will flood the main road quickly. We will remove this message by 17:00 on 12/03/2020


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 14:20
The Solent
Wednesday morning's tide at 11:53 on 11/03/2020 and 14:12 on 11/03/2020 is higher than normal, due to unsettled weather with strong South Westerly Force 5 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.24 m. The total forecast tide is 4.18 metres Chart Datum (2.18 mAOD) at Beaulieu. For 30 minutes either side of high water, the tide will flood into the garden of the mill house on the downstream side of the Mill Pond. Shallow depth flooding of Palace Lane is also expected, which could make access to the village temporarily more difficult. Tide levels remain elevated until Friday 13/03/2020, but are unlikely to cause impacts. We continue to monitor the forecast. For safety, please take care if walking or driving through Beaulieu, as the incoming tide will flood the main road quickly. We will update or remove this message by 17:00 on 11/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Feb 2020 14:17
The Solent
The early Thursday morning tide at 01:36 and 03:33 on 13/02/2020 and Thursday afternoon's tide at 13:47 and 15:49 on 13/02/2020, are both higher than normal due to unsettled weather with Westerly Force 5 winds. The early morning and afternoon tides are similar in height, with a total forecast tide level of 4.24 metres Chart Datum (2.24 mAOD) at Beaulieu. For 1 hour either side of each high water, some minor impact flooding will affect the road at Palace Lane and the B3054. This will make access through the village temporarily more difficult. The garden of the Mill House may also flood. From Friday (14/02/2020) onwards, conditions should improve, although at the weekend, Storm Dennis may bring stormy seas. We continue to monitor the forecast. The incoming tide will flood the main road quickly, so please take care if walking or driving through Beaulieu. This message will be removed by 17:00 on Thursday 13/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 09:41
The Solent
Today and tomorrow (Wednesday 12/02/2020), tide levels are not high enough to cause impacts. In the early hours of Thursday morning (13/02/2020) at 01:36 and 03:33, the tide level at Southampton is a little higher than normal. Tomorrow (Wednesday 12/02/2020), if the forecast tide level has increased, then we might issue another Flood Alert for minor impact flooding. This message will be updated by 16:00 on Wednesday 12/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 16:03
The Solent
Monday evening's tide at 23:57 on 10/02/2020 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong Westerly Force 6 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.39 m. The total forecast tide is 4.2 metres Chart Datum (2.20 mAOD) at Beaulieu. For 30 minutes either side of high water, the tide will flood into the garden of the mill house on the downstream side of the Mill Pond. Minor flooding of Palace Lane and the B3054 is also expected. This will make access to the village temporarily more difficult. On Wednesday (12/02/2020) we may issue further advice for the forecast tide at 01:17 am on Thursday 13/02/2020. We continue to monitor the forecast. For safety, please take care if driving through Beaulieu. The incoming tide will flood the main road quickly. We will remove this message by 10:00 on 11/02/2020


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 12:07
The Solent
Sunday morning's tide at 07:30 on 22/12/2019 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong North Westerly Force 5 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.53 m. The total forecast tide is 4.18 metres Chart Datum (2.18 mAOD) at Beaulieu. For 30 minutes either side of high water, the tide will flood into the garden of the mill house on the downstream side of the Mill Pond. Minor flooding of Palace Lane is also expected, making access to the village temporarily more difficult. After this tide‚ no further impacts are expected. We continue to monitor the forecast. For safety, please take care if walking or driving through Beaulieu. The incoming tide will flood the main road quickly. We will remove this message by 12:00 on 22/12/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Dec 2019 14:38
The Solent
The very early Sunday morning tide at 00:23 on 15/12/2019 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong Westerly Force 6 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.45 m. The forecast tide is 4.2 metres Chart Datum (2.2 mAOD) at Beaulieu. This Flood Alert is being issued as a precautionary measure, with only minor impact flooding expected. For 30 minutes either side of high tide, water may flood into the garden of the mill house on the downstream side of the Mill Pond. Minor flooding of Palace Lane could also occur. Tide levels will remain elevated until Tuesday 17/12/2019, but they are not high enough to cause additional impacts. We continue to monitor the forecast. For safety, please take care if walking or driving through the village at high tide. We will remove this message by 11:00 on 15/12/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Dec 2019 14:28
The Solent
Friday night’s high tide at 23:38 on 13/12/2019 and Saturday lunchtime's tide at 11:57 on 14/12/2019, will be slightly lower than the tide recorded at lunchtime today. On Friday night and Saturday lunchtime, we do not expect any impacts. In the early hours of Sunday morning at 00:12 on 15/12/2019, the tide will be higher than today and minor impact flooding to roads may occur. We continue to monitor the forecast. We will update this Flood Alert with information for Sunday morning’s tide tomorrow (14/12/2019) by 16:00.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Dec 2019 16:06
The Solent
Friday morning's tide at 11:15 on 13/12/2019 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong Westerly Force 6 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.32 m (surge). The forecast tide is 4.2 metres Chart Datum (2.2 mAOD) at Beaulieu. This Flood Alert is being issued as a precautionary measure, with only minor impact flooding expected. For 30 minutes either side of high tide, water will flood into the garden of the mill house on the downstream side of the Mill Pond. Minor flooding of Palace Lane could also occur. On Saturday (14/12/2019) the tide will cause no impact. In the early hours of Sunday morning (15/12/2019) similar minor impact flooding may occur. We'll issue further advice. We continue to monitor the forecast. For safety, please take care if walking or driving through the village at high tide. We will update this message on GOV.UK by 16:00 on 13/12/2019


Flood Alert issued on 26 Nov 2019 12:16
The Solent
Tuesday evening's tide at 22:33 on 26/11/2019 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with light South Easterly Force 3 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.4 m. The total forecast tide is 4.16 metres Chart Datum (2.16 mAOD) at Beaulieu. The tide level is lower than experienced this morning. For 30 minutes either side of high water, the tide will flood into the garden of the mill house on the downstream side of the Mill Pond. Minor flooding of Palace Lane is possible, which would make road access to the village temporarily more difficult. At 10:56 on Thursday 27/11/2019‚ tide levels will be slightly higher than experienced this morning. We'll issue further advice later today. We continue to monitor the forecast. For safety, please take care if walking or driving through Beaulieu as the incoming tide will flood the main road quickly. We will update this message by 16:00 on 26/11/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Nov 2019 15:34
The Solent
Tuesday morning's tide at 10:16 on 26/11/2019 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong Southerly Force 6 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.37 m. The forecast tide is 4.30 metres Chart Datum (2.30 mAOD) at Beaulieu. For 1 hour either side of high water, the tide will flood into the garden of the mill house on the downstream side of the Mill Pond. Flooding to Palace Lane and the B3054 is also expected. This will make access to the village temporarily more difficult. At 10:56 on Wednesday 27/11/2019, tide levels will be higher. We will issue further advice tomorrow. We continue to monitor the forecast. For safety, please take care if walking or driving through Beaulieu, as the incoming tide will flood the main road quickly. As driving through flood water increases flood risk to residents, please avoid the village at high tide. We will update this message by 15:00 on 26/11/2019


Flood Alert issued on 1 Nov 2019 16:39
The Solent
Saturday afternoon's tide at 14:03 on 02/11/2019 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with Gale Force 8 South Westerly winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.6 m. The total forecast tide is 4.18 metres Chart Datum (2.18 mAOD) at Beaulieu. For 30 minutes either side of high water, the tide will flood into the garden of the Mill House on the downstream side of the Mill Pond. Minor flooding of Palace Lane is also expected, making access temporarily more difficult. Impacts will be similar to those experienced at the end of September 2019. After this tide‚ levels will return to normal with no further flooding expected. We continue to monitor the forecast. For safety, please take care if walking or driving through Beaulieu, as the incoming tide will flood the main road quickly. We will remove this Flood Alert by 18:00 on 02/11/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 18:15
The Solent
Tuesday afternoon's tide at 13:18 on 01/10/2019 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong South Westerly Force 5 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.28 m (surge). The forecast tide is 4.16 metres Chart Datum (2.16 mAOD) at Beaulieu. In magnitude, impacts will be similar to those observed at lunchtime today. For 30 minutes either side of high tide, water will flood into the garden of the Mill House on the downstream side of the Mill Pond. Minor flooding of Palace Lane could also occur. After this tide‚ the weather becomes more settled and no further impacts are expected along the south coast. We continue to monitor forecasts and tide levels. For safety, please take care if walking near or driving through flooded roads in the village at high tide. We will remove this message by 18:00 on 01/10/2019


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 07:32
The Solent
On Monday 30th September 2019 at 12:37, the forecast tide level at Beaulieu is high, but is much more typical of a normal high spring tide. The forecast water level is 4 metres Chart Datum (2.0 mAOD). Winds are light South Westerly Force 3. We are not expecting impacts from this tide. On Tuesday afternoon (01/10/2019) at 13:20, forecast levels are a little higher. We will update this message with forecast information and a description of impacts for Tuesday’s tide by 18:00 on 30/09/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 17:00
The Solent
Early Monday morning's tide at 00:12 on 30/09/2019 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with light Westerly Force 4 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.28 m (surge). The forecast tide is 4.12 metres Chart Datum (2.12 mAOD) at Beaulieu. This alert is being issued as a precautionary measure, taking into account an underperformance in the forecast tide level last night. Any impact will be minor, and less than observed earlier today. For 30 minutes either side of high tide, water may flood into the garden of the mill house on the downstream side of the Mill Pond. Minor flooding of Palace Lane could also occur. Until Tuesday evening (01/10/2019)‚ tides are high enough to cause minor impacts at each high water. We continue to monitor forecasts. We'll issue further advice. For safety, please take care if driving through the village at high tide. We will update this message by 10:00 on 30/09/2019


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 17:28
The Solent
The forecast tide tomorrow lunchtime is a similar height to the tide experienced at lunchtime today. At time of high tide water may impact the garden of the mill house on the downstream side of the Mill Pond and cause some minor flood impacts on Palace Lane. This Flood Alert will be updated by 18:00 on 04/01/2018 Time and date of high water 12:11 on 04/01/2018 Forecast high water level at Beaulieu 2.20 mAOD or 4.20 mCD Forecast wind direction Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 7


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 20:18
The Solent
The forecast tide is slightly higher than normal . Impacts will be relatively minor but the tide may affect the garden of the mill house on the downstream side of the Mill Pond for a short period of time at high tide. This Flood Alert will be updated by 16:00 on 03/01/2018. Time and date of high water 11:23 on 03/01/2018 Forecast high water level at Beaulieu 2.13 mAOD or 4.13 mCD Forecast wind direction Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 8


Flood Alert issued on 20 Oct 2017 19:22
The Solent
On Saturday, Storm Brian brings strong winds, large waves and water levels higher than a normal high spring tide. The tide may flood the garden of the mill house on the downstream side of the Mill Pond. Water will also flow out across the grass towards Palace Lane. Internal property flooding is not expected. This Flood Alert will be removed around 1600hrs on 21/10/2017 when coastal conditions will have returned to normal. Time and date of high water 12:28 on 21/10/2017 Forecast high water level at Beaulieu 2.22 mAOD or 4.22 mCD Forecast wind direction South Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 8