Flood Alert Info - Hayling Island

Area Description

Coast around Hayling Island.
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 10 Mar 2020 14:02
Langstone Harbour
Wednesday afternoon's tide at 12:15 on 11/03/2020 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather, with strong South Westerly Force 6 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.31 m. The total forecast tide is 5.33 metres Chart Datum (2.60 mAOD) at Portsmouth. For 1 hour either side of high water, the main road at Northney and car parks along Sea Front, South Hayling will flood. As waves are not large, overtopping into gardens at South Hayling is not expected. Tide levels will remain elevated until Friday 13/03/2020. Some minor impacts may occur at each high tide until then, but this will not affect property. We continue to monitor the forecast. We are liaising with the Local Authority over the beach condition at South Hayling. Avoid driving through any flood water which affects roads. We will remove this message by 17:00 on 11/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Feb 2020 13:48
Langstone Harbour
Thursday's early morning tide at 02:00 on 13/02/2020 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong Southerly Force 7 winds. Wave heights are moderate. The weather increases tide table values by 0.34 m. The total forecast tide is 5.17 metres Chart Datum (2.44 mAOD) at Portsmouth. Tide levels are not overly high but, for 1 hour either side of high water, wind and waves could move shingle at South Hayling. Minor overtopping or spray affecting beach facing gardens at Bembridge Drive, Meath Close, The Strand and Southwood Road is possible. Property flooding is not expected. At 14:15 on Thursday 13/02/2020 the tide is similar in height, and may cause similar impacts. Conditions should then improve until the weekend, when Storm Dennis may bring rough seas. We are liaising with the local authority over beach condition at South Hayling. Avoid South Hayling sea front at high tide. We will remove this message by 17:00 on 13/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 10:02
Langstone Harbour
Today and tomorrow, tide levels and wave heights remain slightly elevated, although they should not cause any impacts. In the early hours of Thursday morning (13/02/2020) at 02:00, the tide level at Portsmouth is 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 or removed by 16:00 on Wednesday 12/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 15:28
Langstone Harbour
Tuesday’s very early morning tide at 00:30 on 11/02/2020 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong Westerly Force 7 winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.34 m. The total forecast tide is 5.18 metres Chart Datum (2.45 mAOD) at Portsmouth. For 1 hour either side of high water, the main road at Northney will flood. At South Hayling, some spray overtopping may affect beach front gardens and sea front car parks. On Wednesday (12/02/2020) we may issue further advice for the forecast tide at 02:00 on Thursday 13/02/2020. Avoid the exposed coast at high tide. Spray and large waves can carry and throw shingle and debris. We are liaising with the local authority over beach condition at South Hayling. We will remove this message by 10:00 on 11/02/2020


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 11:43
Langstone Harbour
Monday afternoon's tide at 12:00 on 10/02/2020 is higher than normal due to Storm Ciara which brings South Westerly Gale Force 8 winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.6 m. The total forecast tide is 5.44 metres Chart Datum (2.71 mAOD) at Portsmouth. For 1 hour either side of high water, the main road at Northney will flood. A Flood Warning is in force for impacts at South Hayling and Eastoke. At 00:30 on 11/02/2020‚ the tide level is lower, but it still may cause minor impact flooding. We'll issue further advice tomorrow. We are ensuring that tidal defence gates at Eastoke are closed. We are liaising with the local authority over the beach condition at South Hayling. Avoid South Hayling seafront at high tide. Shingle and debris can be thrown by strong winds and large waves. If you have it, please install flood protection 1 hour before high tide. We will update this message by 16:00 on 10/02/2020


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 09:26
Langstone Harbour
Sunday evening's tide at 23:45 on 09/02/2020 is affected by Storm Ciara which brings strong Force 7 Westerly winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.29 m. The total forecast tide is 5.02 metres Chart Datum (2.29 mAOD) at Portsmouth. Tide levels are not overly high, and waves will be 1m lower than experienced this morning, but for 1 hour either side of high water, large waves could still affect the beach at South Hayling. This could cause spray or overtopping and affect beach facing gardens at Bembridge Drive, Meath Close, The Strand and Southwood Road. Property flooding is not expected. At 12:00 on Monday 10/02/2020‚ the tide will be much higher and we'll issue further advice in the next few hours. We are liaising with the local authority over beach condition at South Hayling. Avoid South Hayling seafront at high tide. Shingle and debris can be thrown by strong winds and large waves. We will update this message by 14:00 on 09/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2020 12:33
Langstone Harbour
Sunday morning's tide at 11:15 on 09/02/2020 is affected by Storm Ciara which brings Severe Gale Force 9 South Westerly winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.29 m. The total forecast tide is 5.02 metres Chart Datum (2.29 mAOD) at Portsmouth. Tide levels are not overly high, but for 1 to 2 hours either side of high water, large waves may affect the beach at South Hayling. The energy in the waves will move or could remove shingle. This could lead to some spray or overtopping affecting beach facing gardens at Bembridge Drive, Meath Close, The Strand and Southwood Road. Property flooding is not expected. At 12:00 on Monday 10/02/2020‚ the tide will be much higher and we'll issue further advice. We are liaising with the local authority over beach condition at South Hayling. Avoid South Hayling seafront at high tide. Shingle and debris can be thrown by strong winds and large waves We will update this message by 14:00 on 09/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Nov 2019 16:24
Langstone Harbour
Wednesday morning's tide at 11:15 on 27/11/2019 is higher than normal due to ex Storm Sebastien which brings strong South Westerly Force 7 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.48m. The total forecast tide is 5.42 metres Chart Datum (2.69 mAOD) at Portsmouth. The tide is 0.1m higher than yesterday morning. For 1 hour either side of high water, the main road at Northney and car parks along Sea Front Road, South Hayling will flood. At South Hayling, some overtopping may occur along the southern frontage, which may cause garden and road flooding at Southwood Road. Tide levels remain high until Thursday evening (28/11/2019), but it is unlikely that further messages will be issued. We are liaising with the local authority over beach condition at South Hayling, which remains good. Avoid South Hayling seafront at high tide. If you have it, please install any flood protection 1 hour before high tide. We will remove this message by 16:00 on 27/11/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Nov 2019 12:17
Langstone Harbour
Tuesday evening's tide at 23:00 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 0.36 m. The total forecast tide is 5.20 metres Chart Datum (2.47 mAOD) at Portsmouth. The tide level is 0.1m lower than experienced this morning and wave heights remain similar. For 30 mins either side of high water, the main road at Northney will flood. Property flooding is not expected, but very minor impacts to sea front car parks and roads at South Hayling is possible. At 11:15 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. We are liaising with the local authority over beach condition at South Hayling, which is currently good. Avoid South Hayling sea front and the main road at Northney at high tide. We will update this message by 16:00 on 26/11/2019


Flood Alert issued on 25 Nov 2019 14:54
Langstone Harbour
Tuesday morning's tide at 10:45 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 0.38 m. The forecast tide is 5.35 metres Chart Datum (2.62 mAOD) at Portsmouth. For 1 hour either side of high water, the main road at Northney and car parks along Sea Front Road, South Hayling will flood. Property flooding is not expected, but small amounts of water could impact the road at Southwood Road. At 11:15 on Wednesday 27/11/2019‚ the forecast tide will be even higher. We'll issue further advice tomorrow. Avoid South Hayling seafront at high tide. Shingle and debris can be carried and thrown by strong winds and high tides. We continue to monitor the forecast. We are liaising with the local authority over beach condition at South Hayling, which is currently good. We will update this message by 15:00 on 26/11/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Nov 2019 16:47
Langstone Harbour
Saturday afternoon's tide at 14:30 on 02/11/2019 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather, with Gale Force 8 South Westerly winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.5 m. The total forecast tide is 5.00 metres Chart Datum (2.27 mAOD) at Portsmouth. For 1 hour either side of high water, the main road at Northney may flood. Car parks along Sea Front road, and the gardens of property backing onto the beach at South Hayling, may experience spray overtopping as a result of the wind and large waves. Property flooding is not expected. After this tide‚ levels should return to normal and no further impacts are expected. We continue to monitor the forecast. We are liaising with the local authority over the beach condition at South Hayling, which is currently good. Avoid Hayling seafront at high tide. Shingle could be thrown by wind and large waves. We will remove this Flood Alert by 18:00 on 02/11/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 07:28
Langstone Harbour
Tuesday afternoon's tide at 13:45 on 01/10/2019 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong South Westerly Force 6 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.28 m (surge). The forecast tide is 5.30 metres Chart Datum (2.57 mAOD) at Portsmouth. The tide will be 10cms higher than experienced over the last 24 hours, and in magnitude, is very similar to Sunday lunchtime. Impacts are still expected to be minor. For 1 hour either side of high water, the main road at Northney and car parks along Sea Front Road, South Hayling will flood. Property flooding is not expected. After this tide‚ the weather becomes more settled and no further impacts are expected along the south coast. We continue to monitor tide forecasts. High tides can be dangerous, avoid the seafront at high water. We will remove this message by 18:00 on 01/10/2019


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 16:41
Langstone Harbour
Tuesday's early morning tide at 01:15 on 01/10/2019 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong South Westerly Force 6 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.2 m (surge). The forecast tide is 5.2 metres Chart Datum (2.47 mAOD) at Portsmouth. Impacts continue to be very minor, and similar to those experienced over the last few tides. For 1 hour either side of high water, the main road at Northney and car parks along Sea Front Road South Hayling could flood. Property flooding is not expected. The early afternoon tide at 13:45 on Tuesday 01/10/2019 will be higher than the tide tonight but not as high as Sunday lunch time. We continue to monitor tide forecasts. We are liaising with the local authority over beach condition at South Hayling which remains good. Stormy seas are dangerous, avoid the sea front at high tide. We will update this message by 07:30 on Tuesday 01/10/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 07:34
Langstone Harbour
Monday afternoon's tide at 13:00 on 30/09/2019 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with light South Westerly Force 4 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.14 m (surge). The forecast tide is 5.22 metres Chart Datum (2.49 mAOD) at Portsmouth. For an hour either side of high water, the main road at Northney will flood. Car parks along Sea Front Road, South Hayling might also be affected. Property flooding is not expected. Early Tuesday morning's tide at 01:15 on 01/10/2019 will be lower than today. We may, however, issue a final Flood Alert for Tuesday afternoon's tide expected at 13:45. We continue to monitor tide forecasts and are liaising with the local authority over beach condition which remains good. We will issue further advice. Tide levels remain high, so keep away from the immediate sea front at high tide. We will update this message by 18:00 on 30/09/2019


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 16:39
Langstone Harbour
Early Monday morning's tide at 00:45 on 30/09/2019 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong Westerly Force 5 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.18 m (surge). The forecast tide is 5.22 metres Chart Datum (2.49 mAOD) at Portsmouth. For an hour either side of high water, the main road at Northney and car parks along Sea Front Road, South Hayling will flood. Some over washing into Southwood Road may occur but property flooding is not expected. Any impact will be less than observed at lunchtime today. Until Tuesday evening (01/10/2019)‚ tides are high enough to cause minor impacts at each high water. We continue to monitor tide forecasts. We are liaising with the local authority who are actively monitoring the beach condition. Stormy seas are dangerous, avoid the sea front at high tide. We will update this message by 10:00 on 30/09/2019


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 17:21
Langstone Harbour
Sunday afternoon's tide at 12:30 on 29/09/2019 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong South Westerly Force 7 winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.3 m (surge). The forecast tide is 5.38 metres Chart Datum (2.65 mAOD) at Portsmouth. For 1 hour either side of high water, the main road at Northney and car parks along Sea Front Road, South Hayling will flood. Some over washing into Southwood Road may occur, but property flooding is not expected. Until Tuesday (01/10/2019)‚ tide levels remain high enough to cause minor impacts at each high water. We'll issue further advice. We continue to monitor tide forecasts and are speaking with the local authority who are actively monitoring the beach condition. Stormy seas are dangerous, avoid the sea front at high tide. We will update this message by 18:00 on 29/09/2019


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 12:12
Langstone Harbour
The early Sunday morning tide at 00:00 on 29/09/2019 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong South Westerly Force 7 winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.21 m (surge). The forecast tide is 5.19 metres Chart Datum (2.46 mAOD) at Portsmouth. For 1 hour either side of high water, the main road at Northney will flood. Car parks at Sea Front Road, and the gardens of property which back directly onto South Hayling beach, could be affected by spray overtopping. Property flooding is not expected. At 12:30 on Sunday 29 September‚ tide levels will be much higher. We'll issue further advice. We are liaising with the local authority who are monitoring the beach condition. Stormy seas are dangerous, avoid the sea front at high tide. Information for the high tide tomorrow lunchtime, will be issued by 18:00 on 28/09/2019


Flood Alert issued on 6 Nov 2018 16:32
Langstone Harbour
Wednesday morning's tide at 10:45 on 07/11/2018 is higher than normal as unsettled weather brings strong southerly force 7 winds and large waves. Levels will be similar to those recorded in January this year. For an hour either side of high water, the tide will flood the main road at Northney and impact car parks along Sea Front Road, South Hayling. Some overwashing into Southwood Road may occur but property flooding is not expected. Havant Borough Council are monitoring beach condition. The weather increases tide table values by 0.40 m (surge) giving a forecast tide of 5.32 metres Chart Datum (2.59 mAOD) at Portsmouth. Tide levels remain high until Saturday, although levels are much closer to a normal high spring tide, with only minor impacts expected. We continue to monitor tide levels and forecasts. Keep away from the exposed southern sea front at high water. This message will be removed by 07/11/2018 at 16:00 as further significant impacts are not expected.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 06:54
Langstone Harbour
The forecast tide level at Portsmouth will be higher than experienced yesterday lunchtime. Wave heights are also increasing which means flooding to the main road at Northney and along Sea Front Road at South Hayling is expected. Coastal car parks will flood and there is the potential for some water to overwash into Southwood Road and impact the promenade at Creek Road Beach. Residents with property protection should install it. Havant Borough Council and the coastal teams continue to monitor the beach and respond to flood impacts. This Flood Alert will be updated by 18:00 on 04/01/2018. Time and date of high water 12:30 on 04/01/2018 Predicted astronomical tide level 2.22 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.46 m Forecast high water level at Portsmouth 2.68 mAOD or 5.41 mCD Forecast wind direction Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 7


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 16:12
Langstone Harbour
The tide tonight will be very similar to that experienced last night and at lunchtime today. Forecast wave heights have reduced significantly so any overwashing impacts should be more minor. The tide will flood the main road at Northney and impact the car parks along Sea Front Road, South Hayling. Some overwashing into Southwood Road may occur but property flooding is not expected. Havant Borough Council continue to monitor beach condition and undertake flood response work. Forecast tide and wave heights increase again tomorrow 04/01/2018 for the 12:30 tide. This Flood Alert will be reissued at 0700hrs on 04/01/2018 to reflect the latest forecast information. Time and date of high water 00:15 on 04/01/2018 Predicted astronomical tide level 2.19 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.31 m Forecast high water level at Portsmouth 2.50 mAOD or 5.23 mCD Forecast wind direction Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 5


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 06:38
Langstone Harbour
The forecast tide is much higher than normal. Strong winds and fairly large waves are also expected. At time of high tide water will flood across the main road at Northney and impact the car parks along central South Hayling sea front. Some overwashing into Southwood Road may also occur. Residents with flood protection products should deploy them. Havant Borough Council and the coastal team are monitoring beach condition. This Flood Alert will be updated by 16:00 as the tide forecast at 00:15 on 04/01/2018 is forecast to be almost as high. Time and date of high water 11:45 on 03/01/2018 Predicted astronomical tide level 2.26 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.33 m Forecast high water level at Portsmouth 2.59 mAOD or 5.32 mCD Forecast wind direction Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 8


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 17:04
Langstone Harbour
The forecast tide is just below Flood Alert threshold. However, force 8 winds and fairly large waves (2.5m), could affect exposed sections of the beach at South Hayling sea front. Some overwashing into Southwood Road is possible. Property flooding is not expected. The beach condition at South Hayling is being closely monitored by Havant Borough Council. Residents with property protection products should deploy them. Tide levels are increasing over the next 48 hours and further Flood Alerts will be issued. This Flood Alert will be updated at 07:00 on 03/01/2018 for the tide expected at 11:45. Time and date of high water 23:30 on 02/01/2018 Predicted astronomical tide level 2.18 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.22 m Forecast high water level at Portsmouth 2.40 mAOD or 5.13 mCD Forecast wind direction South Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 8


Flood Alert issued on 20 Oct 2017 19:00
Langstone Harbour
On Saturday, Storm Brian brings strong winds, large waves and water levels higher than a normal high spring tide. The tide may flood the main road at Northney and impact car parks along central South Hayling sea front. Waves up to 3m are forecast so some water may be overwashed into the road at Southwood Road. Property flooding is not expected. Keep away from the exposed southern frontage at high tide. 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 13:00 on 21/10/2017 Predicted astronomical tide level 2.06 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.42 m Forecast high water level at Portsmouth 2.48 mAOD or 5.21 mCD Forecast wind direction South Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 8