Flood Warning Info - Coast from Warden Bay to Hamlet of Shellness

Area Description

Areas at risk of coastal flooding from Warden Bay to Hamlet of Shellness, including Warden, Bay View and Leysdown on Sea.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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Flood Warning History

Number of historic Flood Warnings that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 30 Sep 2019 03:50
English Channel
A very high tide has affected the foreshore. Tides were at the highest at 2:15 am on Monday morning 30/09/19. Flooding to properties and roads is expected, particularly in the hamlet of Shellness. Flooding conditions may apply two hours either side of the high tide from 12:15am to 4:15am in these locations. The next tide is at 2:30pm on Monday afternoon but it is not forecasted to reach the Flood Warning level. We are experiencing exceptionally high tides for the next 4 days. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are ready to respond if required. We are liaising with emergency services and our partners. People in the area of concern should take action to protect their property and remain safe in the area. Be careful closest to the coast between the hours of 12am and 5am. This message will be updated by 11am on 30/09/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Sep 2019 18:38
English Channel
This Flood Warning has been issued due to high tides expected to affect coastal locations in this area. Flooding is expected between 12:15am and 4:15am on Monday 30/9/19. Flooding is forecast to affect locations nearest the coast throughout this area, in particular properties in the hamlet of Shellness. The high tide is expected to coincide with strong winds and large waves, and we expect similar tidal conditions to those seen in December 2013. The next high tide following this one at 2:30pm is not presently expected to flood properties. Please take action to protect yourself and your property in the area of concern, and remain aware of your local situation. We are closely monitoring the situation from our incident room and have deployed staff to operate defences. This message will be updated by 8am on Monday 30/09/19. For those who need it, the total water level for Sheerness is forecast to be 3.98mAOD at 2:15am, Monday 30/9/19.