Flood Alert Info - Isle of Wight coast

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Coast around the Isle of Wight.
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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Flood Alert issued on 20 Aug 2020 17:49
The Solent, English Channel
Friday afternoon's tide at 13:30 on 21/08/2020 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 0.34 m (surge). The forecast tide is 4.75 metres Chart Datum (2.16 mAOD) at Cowes. For 1 hour either side of high water, large waves will cause spray overtopping and overwashing of defences across the exposed coast at Freshwater Bay, Sandown, Shanklin, Gurnard and Ryde. Minor flood impacts will affect esplanades, sea front car parks and roads in these locations. We do not expect impacts at Cowes as it is more sheltered from the waves. After this tide‚ the weather is more settled and no further impacts are expected. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please plan routes to avoid driving or walking at the exposed sea front during the high tide period. We will remove this message by 17:00 on 21/08/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2020 16:20
The Solent, English Channel
Thursday's early morning tide at 00:32 on 12/03/2020 and lunchtime tide at 12:46 on 12/03/2020 will be lower than the tide recorded earlier today. Both tides could remain a little elevated, forecast at 4.78 metres Chart Datum (2.19 mAOD) at Cowes. Tonight winds are strong South Westerly Force 6, tomorrow they are Westerly Force 6. Impacts will be minor and similar at each high tide, with minor impact flooding affecting some sea front roads, esplanades and car parks across the island, for 1 hour either side of high water. Water will be high up slipways in Cowes, affecting Medina Road and the floating bridge. In East Cowes, sea water forced up through drains may cause very minor impacts to the road at Albany Road. After tomorrow, no further impacts are expected. We continue to monitor the forecast. As a very precautionary measure, flood protection could be installed at Medina Road,1 hour before high tide. We will remove this message by 17:00 on 12/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 14:14
The Solent, English Channel
Wednesday afternoon's tide at 12:02 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 0.24 m. The total forecast tide is 4.78 metres Chart Datum (2.19 mAOD) at Cowes. For 1 hour either side of high water, very minor impact flooding will affect some sea front roads, esplanades and car parks across the island. Water will be high up slipways in Cowes, affecting Medina Road and the floating bridge. In East Cowes, sea water forced up through drains may cause very minor impacts to the road at Albany Road. After this tide‚ no further impacts are expected, although tide levels are a little elevated until Friday 13/03/2020. We continue to monitor the forecast. The tide should be at least 10 cm below the top of front door steps at Medina Road. As a very precautionary measure, flood protection could be installed 1 hour before high tide. We will remove this message by 17:00 on 11/03/2020


Flood Alert issued on 12 Feb 2020 13:49
The Solent, English Channel
At 01:58 on 13/02/2020, some overtopping may affect the exposed coast. On Thursday afternoon at 13:58 on 13/02/2020, the tide is higher than normal with Westerly Force 5 winds and moderate waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.47 m. The total forecast tide is 4.84 metres Chart Datum (2.25 mAOD) at Cowes. For 1 hour either side of high water, minor impact flooding will affect sea front roads, esplanades and car parks across the island. Water will be high at Medina Road and the floating bridge. In East Cowes, road flooding will affect Albany Road, Well Road and Castle Street. After this tide, conditions should then improve until the weekend, when Storm Dennis may bring rough seas. We continue to monitor the forecast. The tide level will be at least 10 cms below the top of front door steps at Medina Road. As a precautionary measure, flood protection could be installed1 hour before high tide. We will remove this message by 17:00 on 13/02/2020


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 08:22
The Solent, English Channel
Tuesday afternoon’s tide at 12:24 on 11/02/2020 is higher than normal with strong Westerly Force 6 winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.16m. The total forecast tide is 4.65 metres Chart Datum (2.06 mAOD) at Cowes. For 1 hour either side of high water, waves will cause some spray overtopping across the exposed coast at Freshwater Bay, Sandown, Shanklin, Gurnard and Ryde. We do not expect any impacts at Cowes or Yarmouth. At 01:53 on Thursday 13/02/2020, the tide might be high enough to cause very minor impact flooding. Tomorrow (Wednesday 12/02/2020) we will either update this message with impact advice, or if the forecast improves, we will remove this Flood Alert. We continue to monitor the forecast. Take care if using coastal footpaths at high tide. This message will be updated by 16:00 on 12/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 16:03
The Solent, English Channel
Tuesday's very early morning tide at 00:09 on 11/02/2020 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong Westerly Force 6 winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.39 m. The total forecast tide is 4.81 metres Chart Datum (2.22 mAOD) at Cowes. For 1 hour either side of high water, waves will cause spray overtopping across the exposed coast at Freshwater Bay, Sandown, Shanklin, Gurnard and Ryde. The tide will also be high in Cowes, at Medina Road, near the floating bridge. Minor impact flooding of sea front car parks, roads and esplanades is expected across the island. At 12:24 on 11/02/2020‚ the tide will still affect the exposed coast. We may issue further advice tomorrow morning. We continue to monitor the forecast. At Medina Road in Cowes and Well Road in East Cowes, as precautionary measure, we recommend installing flood protection 1 hour before high tide. We will update this message by 10:00 on 11/02/2020


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 12:06
The Solent, English Channel
Monday morning's tide at 11:37 on 10/02/2020 is higher than normal due to Storm Ciara which brings strong South Westerly Force 7 winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.58 m. The total forecast tide is 5.03 metres Chart Datum (2.44 mAOD) at Cowes. Forecast levels are high. For 1 hour either side of high tide, flooding of sea front roads, esplanades and car parks around the coast is expected, including the ferry terminal at Yarmouth. A separate Flood Warning is in force for potential impacts at Cowes, East Cowes and Newport, where the tide might be high enough to impact property. At 00:09 on Tuesday 11/02/2020‚ tide levels are lower, but minor impact flooding may still occur. We'll issue further advice tomorrow. We continue to monitor the forecast. If you have it, as a precautionary measure, 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 09:36
The Solent, English Channel
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 0.22 m. The total forecast tide is 4.63 metres Chart Datum (1.97 mAOD) at Cowes. 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, some spray overtopping of sea defences across the exposed coast at Freshwater Bay, Sandown, Shanklin, Gurnard and Ryde is expected. This may cause very minor impact flooding to esplanades, sea front car parks and affect some roads. As Cowes is sheltered from waves, impacts, if any, will be minimal. We do not expect property flooding. At 11:37 on Monday 10/02/2020‚ the tide will be much higher and we'll issue further advice in a few hours. At high tide, avoid exposed sea front locations. We will update this message by 14:00 on 09/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2020 12:44
The Solent, English Channel
Sunday morning's tide at 10:51 on 09/02/2020 is affected by Storm Ciara which brings Gale Force 8 South Westerly winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.29 m. The total forecast tide is 4.63 metres Chart Datum (2.04 mAOD) at Cowes. Tide levels are not overly high, but for 1 to 2 hours either side of high water, large waves will cause spray overtopping of sea defences across the exposed coast at Freshwater Bay, Sandown, Shanklin, Gurnard and Ryde. This may cause minor impact flooding to esplanades, sea front car parks and affect some roads. As Cowes is sheltered from waves, impacts, if any, will be minimal in this location. We do not expect property flooding. At 11:37 on Monday 10/02/2020‚ the tide will be much higher and we'll issue further advice. We continue to monitor the forecast. At high tide, avoid parking, walking or driving at exposed sea front locations. We will update this message by 14:00 on 09/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2020 16:21
The Solent, English Channel
Wednesday's early morning tide at 02:07 on 15/01/2020 is higher than normal due to Storm Brendan which brings Gale Force 8 Southerly winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.69 m. The total forecast tide is 4.97 metres Chart Datum (2.38 mAOD) at Cowes. For 1 hour either side of high water, flooding of sea front roads, esplanades and car parks is expected, especially on the exposed coast. Water levels will be high in Cowes, affecting the High Street, Medina Road, near the floating bridge and Sea Street at Newport. In East Cowes, sea water forced up through drains will impact the road at Albany Road, York Avenue and Castle Street. Heavy rainfall may also increase flood impacts in roads. After this tide‚ no further impacts are expected. We continue to monitor the forecast. Flood protection should be installed near the floating bridge and at Well Road in East Cowes 1 hour before high tide. We will remove this message by 12:00 on 15/01/2020


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2020 12:52
The Solent, English Channel
Wednesday's early morning tide at 02:07 on 15/01/2020 is higher than normal due to Storm Brendan which brings Gale Force 8 Southerly winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.69 m. The total forecast tide is 4.89 metres Chart Datum (2.30 mAOD) at Cowes. For 1 hour either side of high water, flooding of sea front roads, esplanades and car parks is expected, especially on the exposed coast. Water levels will be high in Cowes, affecting the High Street, Medina Road, near the floating bridge and Sea Street at Newport. In East Cowes, sea water forced up through drains will impact the road at Albany Road, York Avenue and Castle Street. Heavy rainfall may also increase flood impacts in roads. After this tide‚ no further impacts are expected. We continue to monitor the forecast. Flood protection should be installed near the floating bridge and at Well Road in East Cowes 1 hour before high tide. We will remove this message by 12:00 on 15/01/2020


Flood Alert issued on 26 Nov 2019 16:23
The Solent, English Channel
Wednesday morning's tide at 11:07 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 0.47m. The total forecast tide is 4.96 metres Chart Datum (2.37 mAOD) at Cowes. Tide levels are very high and could come very close to property in Cowes and Yarmouth. For 1 hour either side of high water, sea front roads, esplanades and car parks (including Yarmouth ferry terminal) will flood. The tide will be very high at Medina Road, near the floating bridge. In East Cowes, sea water forced up through drains will flood roads at Albany Road, York Avenue and Castle Street. Tide levels remain high until Thursday (28/11/2019). We may issue further advice. We continue to monitor the forecast. If you have it, please install flood protection near the floating bridge, Well Road (East Cowes) and Bridge Road, Yarmouth, 1 hour before high tide. We will update this message by 16:00 on 27/11/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Nov 2019 12:17
The Solent, English Channel
Tuesday evening's tide at 22:47 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 4.79 metres Chart Datum (2.20 mAOD) at Cowes. The tide is 0.1m lower than experienced this morning, so any impacts will be very minor. For 1 hour either side of high water, sea front roads, esplanades and car parks may be affected by flood water. Water will be high up slipways in Cowes, affecting Medina Road and the floating bridge. In East Cowes, some sea water may be forced up through drains affecting Albany Road. At 11:07 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. As a very precautionary measure, flood protection could be installed near the floating bridge, 1 hour before high tide. We will update this message by 16:00 on 26/11/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Nov 2019 15:27
The Solent, English Channel
Tuesday morning's tide at 10:28 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 4.89 metres Chart Datum (2.30 mAOD) at Cowes. For 1 hour either side of high water, spray overtopping of the sea defences will flood sea front roads esplanades and car parks. Water will be high up slipways in Cowes affecting Medina Road and the floating bridge. In East Cowes, sea water forced up through drains will flood roads at Albany Road, York Avenue and Castle Street. At 11:07 on Wednesday 27/11/2019‚ the forecast tide will be even higher. We'll issue further advice tomorrow. If you have it, please install flood protection near the floating bridge and at Well Road in East Cowes, 1 hour before high tide. We continue to monitor the forecast. We will update this message by 15:00 on 26/11/2019


Flood Alert issued on 1 Nov 2019 16:25
The Solent, English Channel
Saturday afternoon's tide at 14:15 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 0.6 m. The total forecast tide is 4.69 metres Chart Datum (2.1 mAOD) at Cowes. For 1 hour each side of high water, large waves will cause overtopping and overwashing of defences across the exposed coast at Freshwater Bay, Sandown, Shanklin, Gurnard and Ryde. This will flood esplanades, seafront car parks and roads in these locations. As Cowes is sheltered from the waves, impacts, if any, will be minimal in this location. We do not expect property flooding. After this tide‚ no further impacts are expected. We continue to monitor the forecast. If you have it, flood protection could be installed near the floating bridge and at Well Road in East Cowes 1 hour before high tide. This would be a very precautionary measure. We will remove this Flood Alert by 18:00 on 02/11/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Oct 2019 15:09
The Solent, English Channel
Saturday morning's tide at 10:34 on 26/10/2019 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with Gale Force South Westerly Force 8 winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.21 m (surge). The total forecast tide is 4.55 metres Chart Datum (1.96 mAOD) at Cowes. For 1 hour each side of high water, large waves will cause spray overtopping and minor overwashing of defences on the exposed coast at Freshwater Bay, Sandown, Shanklin, Gurnard and Ryde. Roads, esplanades and seafront car parks will be affected in these locations. In Cowes, impacts will be minimal as it is sheltered from waves and tide levels are not that high. We do not expect property flooding. After this tide‚ no further impacts are expected. We continue to monitor the forecast. Flood protection could be installed near the floating bridge and at Well Road in East Cowes 1 hour before high tide. This would be a very precautionary measure. We will remove this message by 13:00 on 26/10/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 18:14
The Solent, English Channel
Tuesday afternoon's tide at 13:28 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 4.81 metres Chart Datum (2.22 mAOD) at Cowes. In magnitude, levels will be very similar to those recorded at lunchtime today. For 1 hour either side of high tide, minor flooding to seafront roads, esplanades and car parks is expected. Water will be high up slipways in Cowes affecting Medina Road and the floating bridge. In East Cowes, Albany Road, York Avenue and Castle Street may experience road flooding. Forecast heavy rainfall may increase road flooding impacts. After this tide‚ the weather becomes more settled and no further impacts are expected along the south coast. We continue to monitor forecasts. As a precautionary measure, flood protection could be installed near the floating bridge. We will remove this message by 18:00 on 01/10/2019


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 07:32
The Solent, English Channel
On Monday 30th September 2019 at 12:47, the forecast tide level at Cowes is high, but is much more typical of a normal high spring tide. The forecast tide level is 4.72 metres Chart Datum (2.13 mAOD). Winds are light South Westerly Force 3. Whilst some minor flood impacts could affect sea front roads, car parks and esplanades for an hour either side of high water, the tide is unlikely to cause significant disruption. Property near the floating bridge at Cowes may wish to keep flood protection installed as a precautionary measure. 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 16:52
The Solent, English Channel
Monday's early morning tide at 00:19 on 30/09/2019 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with light Westerly Force 4 winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.28 m (surge). The forecast tide is 4.85 metres Chart Datum (2.26 mAOD) at Cowes. 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 less than observed today. For 1 hour either side of high water, minor flooding to sea front roads, esplanades and car parks is expected. Levels will be high at the floating bridge, Cowes. Small amounts of water could be forced up through drains at Albany Road. Until Tuesday (01/10/2019)‚ tides are high enough to cause minor impacts at each high water. We continue to monitor forecasts. As a precautionary measure, flood protection should be installed near the floating bridge. We will update this message by 10:00 on 30/09/2019


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 17:20
The Solent, English Channel
Sunday afternoon's tide at 12:05 on 29/09/2019 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong South Westerly Force 6 winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.33 m (surge). The forecast tide is 4.90 metres Chart Datum (2.31 mAOD) at Cowes. For 1 hour either side of high water, spray overtopping of sea defences will flood sea front roads, esplanades, car parks and Ferry terminals. Water will be high up slipways in Cowes affecting Medina Road and the floating bridge. In East Cowes, sea water forced up through drains will flood into the road at Albany Road, York Avenue and Castle Street. Until Tuesday (01/10/2019) ‚ tides are high enough to cause minor impacts at each high water. We'll issue further advice. We continue to monitor forecasts. As a precautionary measure, flood protection should be installed near the floating bridge and Well Road in East Cowes. We will update this message by 18:00 on 29/09/2019


Flood Alert issued on 6 Nov 2018 16:52
The Solent, English Channel
Wednesday morning's tide at 10:32 on 07/11/2018 is much 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 tide, spray overtopping of sea defences and flooding of sea front roads, esplanades and car parks is expected. Water levels will be very high up slipways in Cowes and Medina Road at the floating bridge. The weather increases tide table values by 0.48 m (surge) giving a forecast tide of 4.92 metres Chart Datum (2.33 mAOD) at Cowes, and 3.78m Chart Datum (1.8mAOD) at Yarmouth. Tide levels remain high until Saturday, but will be much closer to normal high spring tide values. We continue to monitor tide levels and forecasts. Property near to the floating bridge may wish to install property protection as a precaution. This message will be removed by 07/11/2018 at 16:00 as further significant impacts are not expected.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 08:15
The Solent, English Channel
The forecast water level is only marginally above a normal high spring tide value but larger waves may lead to spray overtopping of defences across the Island for 30 minutes either side of high water. The tide will impact sea front roads, esplanades and car parks. Locations at greatest risk of more significant spray overtopping are Freshwater Bay, Sandown, Shanklin, Gurnard and Ryde. Water levels will be high up slipways at Cowes and Newport although impacts will be more minimal as Cowes breakwater should help reduce wave action. Yarmouth Ferry Terminal car park may see minor impacts. We continue to monitor tide levels and forecasts. This message will be removed by 18:00 12/10/18 Time and date of high water 13:40 on 12/10/2018 Predicted astronomical tide level 1.71 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.32 m Forecast high water level at Cowes 2.03 mAOD or 4.62 mCD Forecast wind direction Southerly Forecast wind strength Force 6


Flood Alert issued on 5 Jan 2018 09:00
The Solent, English Channel
At time of high water, the tide is only expected to marginally exceed some sea walls. There could be minor flooding to some coastal sea front roads and car parks and water levels will be high up slipways. Impacts will not be as large as experienced yesterday lunchtime. This Flood Alert has been reissued today as surge values increased overnight. It will be removed later this afternoon by 16:00 on 05/01/2018. Time and date of high water 13:06 on 05/01/2018 Predicted astronomical tide level 1.90 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.33 m Forecast high water level at Cowes 2.23 mAOD or 4.82 mCD Forecast wind direction South Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 5


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 17:30
The Solent, English Channel
Tides will be relatively high tonight around midnight but will not be as high as has been experienced in the last 24 hours. Tomorrow luncthime however, tide levels and wave heights increase again. Impacts will be similar to those experienced at lunchtime today. Flooding to low lying sea front roads, footpaths and car parks is expected. Water levels will be high through Cowes and Newport. Property flooding is not expected although properties close to the floating bridge at Medina Road, Cowes may wish to protect their property. Spray overtopping of the sea defences is expected in more exposed locations. This Flood Alert will be updated by 18:00 on 04/01/2018. Time and date of high water 12:23 on 04/01/2018 Predicted astronomical tide level 1.91 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.46 m Forecast high water level at Cowes 2.37 mAOD or 4.96 mCD Forecast wind direction Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 7


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 06:34
The Solent, English Channel
Water levels will be marginally higher than on a more typical high spring tide. Strong winds and fairly large waves will cause spray overtopping of sea defences in more exposed locations which will affect low lying coastal roads and sea front car parks across the Island. Water levels will be high up slipways in Cowes and around Medina Road at the floating bridge. Property flooding is not expected. Tide levels remain high over the next 24 hours. This Flood Alert will be updated by 16:00 on 03/01/2018. Time and date of high water 11:31 on 03/01/2018 Predicted astronomical tide level 2.07 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.3 m Forecast high water level at Cowes 2.37 mAOD or 4.96 mCD Forecast wind direction Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 8


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 17:03
The Solent, English Channel
Force 8 increasing to severe gale force 9 winds are expected later. At time of high tide, wave heights are fairly large, at 3m. The forecast tide level is typical of a normal spring tide, but wind and waves will cause some spray overtopping to coastal roads and car parks, especially at exposed locations like Freshwater Bay, Shanklin, Gurnard and Sandown. Property flooding is not expected. Keep away from the sea front at high tide. Tide levels are increasing over the next 48 hours and further Flood Alerts will be issued. This Flood Alert will be updated on 03/01/2018 at 07:00 for high tide at 11:00. Time and date of high water 23:12 on 02/01/2018 Predicted astronomical tide level 1.96 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.31 m Forecast high water level at Cowes 2.27 mAOD or 4.86 mCD Forecast wind direction South Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 8


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jan 2018 07:00
The Solent, English Channel
The forecast water level is marginally above a normal high spring tide value but larger waves may lead to spray overtopping of defences across the Island. Tidal water will impact coastal sea front roads and car parks. Locations at greatest risk of more significant spray overtopping are Freshwater Bay, Sandown, Shanklin, Gurnard and Ryde. Water levels will be high up slipways at Cowes and Newport although impacts will be more minimal as Cowes breakwater should help reduce the impact from wave action. Time and date of high water 10:44 on 02/01/2018 Predicted astronomical tide level 1.92 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.09 m Forecast high water level at Cowes 2.01 mAOD or 4.60 mCD Forecast wind direction South Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 6


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jan 2018 13:09
The Solent, English Channel
The tide on Monday evening does not reach threshold levels, but higher tides are expected from Tuesday 2 January until Thursday 4 January. Specific Flood Alerts will be issued in advance of each tide.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jan 2018 07:00
The Solent, English Channel
The forecast water level is marginally above a normal high spring tide value but larger waves may lead to spray overtopping of defences across the Island. Tidal water will impact coastal sea front roads and car parks. Locations at greatest risk of more significant spray overtopping are Freshwater Bay, Sandown, Shanklin, Gurnard and Ryde. Water levels will be high up slipways at Cowes and Newport although impacts will be more minimal as Cowes breakwater should help reduce the impact from wave action. Time and date of high water 09:54 on 01/01/2018 Predicted astronomical tide level 1.95 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.25 m Forecast high water level at Cowes 2.20 mAOD or 4.79 mCD Forecast wind direction South Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 4


Flood Alert issued on 31 Dec 2017 14:11
The Solent, English Channel
At time of high tide, water levels will be marginally higher than observed on a more typical high spring tide. Minor spray overtopping of the sea defences will occur in low lying locations which will affect sea front roads and coastal car parks across the Island. Water levels will be high up slipways in Cowes and around Medina Road at the floating bridge. Property flooding is not expected. Time and date of high water 21:30 on 31/12/2017 Predicted astronomical tide level 1.73 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.55 m Forecast high water level at Cowes 2.28 mAOD or 4.87 mCD Forecast wind direction South Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 6


Flood Alert issued on 20 Oct 2017 19:21
The Solent, English Channel
On Saturday, Storm Brian brings strong winds, large waves and water levels higher than a normal high spring tide. Across the Island flooding to low lying sea front roads, footpaths and car parks is expected. Water levels may be particularly high at Cowes and Newport. Properties at the floating bridge in Cowes (bottom of Medina Road) may wish to protect their houses as a precautionary measure. Spray overtopping of sea defences at Yarmouth and Ryde could occur as wave heights up to 3m are expected. Keep away from exposed coastal areas 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 12:30 on 21/10/2017 Predicted astronomical tide level 1.86 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.48 m Forecast high water level at Cowes 2.34 mAOD or 4.93 mCD Forecast wind direction South Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 8


Flood Alert issued on 20 Oct 2017 09:53
The Solent, English Channel
Tide levels forecast through Friday 20th October will not cause any overtopping of coastal defences or flooding. However, Storm Brian will arrive by the early hours of Saturday morning. This storm will cause a high tide on Saturday lunchtime with larger amounts of water expected to impact roads, promenades and coastal car parking areas. This Flood Alert for the IOW coast will be updated and re-issued at 1900hrs this evening (Friday 20th October) and will contain forecast information along with expected impacts for the tide on Saturday.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Oct 2017 16:24
The Solent, English Channel
At time of high tide, water levels will be marginally higher than observed on a more typical high spring tide. Minor spray overtopping and very low level over washing of the sea defences could occur in low lying locations which will affect sea front roads, promenades and coastal car parks. Water levels will be high up slipways in Cowes and around Medina Road at the floating bridge. Property flooding is not expected. Time and date of high water 23:40 on 19/10/2017 Predicted astronomical tide level 1.81 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.34 m Forecast high water level at Cowes 2.15 mAOD or 4.74 mCD Forecast wind direction South Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 5