Flood Warning Info - Coast from Folkestone to St Mary's Bay

Area Description

Coastal areas from Folkestone to St Mary's Bay.
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 10 Feb 2020 16:53
English Channel
Large and powerful waves are expected to overtop sea defences as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Consequently, flooding is expected within 2 hours of high tide at 00:15 am tomorrow, 11/02/20 along the coastline from Folkestone to St Mary's Bay. Strong winds are forecast to cause continued tidal surges through Tuesday 11/02/20. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures and actively monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond if required. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. This message will be updated by 10am tomorrow morning, 11/02/20, or as the situation changes. A forecast tide of 4.7mAOD is expected at 00:15 on 11/02/20 with Force 8 westerly winds.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Sep 2019 10:25
English Channel
This Flood Warning message has been updated to correct the start time of expected flooding. Flooding is expected at least two hours either side of high tide, between 10:15am and 2:15pm on Sunday 29 September 2019. Flooding is forecast to affect locations nearest the coast throughout this area, in particular around St Mary’s Bay, Dymchurch and Hythe. The high tides are forecast to continue for the next few days and the next high tide at 12:37am on 30/09/19 could also see flooded properties. We will issue further messages if required. Please take action to protect yourself and your property in areas nearest the coast, and remain aware of your local situation. We are closely monitoring the situation from our incident room and have deployed staff to operate defences and to respond to the flooding. This message will be updated between 3 pm and 6pm on 29/09/19. For those who need it, the total water level for Rye is forecast to be 4.71mAOD at 12:17pm on day, 29/09/19.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Sep 2019 09:48
English Channel
This Flood Warning has been issued due to high tides expected to affect coastal locations in this area. Flooding is expected at least two hours either side of high tide, between 10:15pm and 2:15pm on Sunday 29 September 2019. Flooding is forecast to affect locations nearest the coast throughout this area, in particular around St Mary’s Bay, Dymchurch and Hythe. The high tides are forecast to continue for the next few days and the next high tide at 12:37am on 30/09/19 could also see flooded properties. We will issue further messages if required. Please take action to protect yourself and your property in areas nearest the coast, and remain aware of your local situation. We are closely monitoring the situation from our incident room and have deployed staff to operate defences and to respond to the flooding. This message will be updated between 3pm and 6pm on 29/09/19. For those who need it, the total water level for Rye is forecast to be 4.71mAOD at 12:17pm on day, 29/09/19.