Flood Alert Info - Tidal Thames riverside from Dartford Creek and Mar Dyke to the Thames Barrier

Area Description

River Thames riverside from Dartford Creek and Mar Dyke to the Thames Barrier.
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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There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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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 1 Feb 2021 08:44
River Thames
River levels are expected to be high as a result of spring tides and a closure of the Thames Barrier. Water will be maintained within the downstream network of flood defences, which include river walls, embankments and flood gates, however, flooding of low lying footpaths and open spaces is possible for 1-2 hours around high tide. The forecast high tide at the Thames Barrier is 16:00 on Monday 1st February 2021. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground ensuring all flood gates are closed. Members of the public are advised to avoid floodwater and also to keep abreast of updates to the forecast as further Thames Barrier closures are possible. This message will be updated by 7pm this evening, 1st February 2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jan 2021 16:45
River Thames
The Thames Barrier will not be closing for the next high tide in the early hours of Monday 1st February 2021. The Barrier may close for the forecast high tide at 16.00 on Monday 1st February 2021, which may result in flooding of low lying footpaths and open spaces. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated by 12:00 on 1st February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jan 2021 09:08
River Thames
River levels are expected to be high as a result of spring tides and a closure of the Thames Barrier. Water will be maintained within the downstream network of flood defences, which include river walls, embankments and flood gates, however, flooding of low lying footpaths and open spaces is possible for 1-2 hours around high tide. The forecast high tide at the Thames Barrier is 15:30 on Sunday 31st January 2021. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground ensuring all flood gates are closed. Members of the public are advised to avoid floodwater and also to keep abreast of updates to the forecast as further Thames Barrier closures are possible. This message will be updated by 7pm this evening, 31st January 2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Jan 2021 17:47
River Thames
River levels are expected to be high as a result of spring tides. The Thames Barrier will not be closing for the next high tide in the early hours of Sunday 31st January 2021. The Barrier may close for the forecast high tide at 15.30 on Sunday 31st January 2021, which may result in flooding of low lying footpaths and open spaces. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated by 12:00 on 31st January, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Jan 2021 11:03
River Thames
River levels are expected to be high as a result of spring tides and a closure of the Thames Barrier. Water will be maintained within the downstream network of flood defences, which include river walls, embankments and flood gates, however, flooding of low lying footpaths and open spaces is possible for 1-2 hours around high tide. The forecast high tide at the Thames Barrier is 14:30 on Saturday 30th January 2021. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground ensuring all flood gates are closed. Members of the public are advised to avoid floodwater and also to keep abreast of updates to the forecast as further Thames Barrier closures are possible. This message will be updated by 7pm this evening, 30th January 2021, or as the situation changes.