Flood Alert Info - Coast from Pegwell Bay to Deal including the Tidal Stour

Area Description

Coast and tidal areas from Pegwell Bay to Deal including Sandwich, the Pfizer site and the Tidal Stour between the sea and Stonar Cut.

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 Currently in Force

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


Flood Alert issued on 27 Oct 2018 09:20
English Channel, Great Stour
This flood alert is issued for the high tide at Dover at 13:15 this afternoon, Saturday 27 October. A surge is combining with spring tides at lunchtime today to pose a flood risk to low lying land and roads in coastal areas in east Kent. Property flooding is not expected. People are advised to be aware of their surroundings in these coastal areas and take suitable precautions. Water levels are expected to peak at Sandwich on the Tidal Stour at 14:15. No further Flood Alerts are expected after this tide. Detailed tidal information for Dover: Forecast high tide level on Saturday 27 October at 13:15 is 3.65 mAOD (7.32 metres Chart Datum). This is 0.46 metres above the astronomical tide level. Force 5 North Westerly winds.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Feb 2018 15:43
English Channel, Great Stour
This flood alert is issued for high tide at 23:54 tonight, Thursday 1 February at Dover. Spring tides and a surge are combining to pose a flood risk to low lying land and roads in coastal and tidal areas. Property flooding is not expected. You should be aware of your surroundings and take appropriate measures to manage the impact of the high tide, such as moving vehicles from low lying areas or managing boat moorings. High water will be at approximately 01:00 for Sandwich and 03:15 at Grove Ferry on Friday 2 February. Our staff are continuing to monitor the costal forecast. This Flood Alert may be issued again for high tide tomorrow lunchtime, Friday 2 February. Detailed tidal information: Forecast high tide level at Dover on Thursday 1 February at 23:54 is 3.75 mAOD (7.42 metres Chart Datum). This is 0.43 metres above the astronomical tide level. Force 5 north westerly winds.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 15:09
English Channel, Great Stour
This flood alert is issued for the 00:00 tide today Thursday 4th January at Rye Harbour. To be clear that is midnight Wednesday to Thursday. Strong winds and large waves are forecast throughout today which may cause sea spray to overtop coastal defences onto paths and land close to the sea. People are advised to stay away from the coastal areas at risk and to remain aware of your surroundings if near to the coast. Our staff are continuing to monitor the coastal forecast. Detailed tidal information for those that use it: Forecast high tide on Thursday 4th January at 00:00 is 3.64 mAOD, this is 0.326 metres above the astronomical tide level. Gale force 6 westerly winds are expected.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Nov 2017 08:47
English Channel, Great Stour
A small tidal surge is forecast for the high tide at Dover on Sunday 19th November at 11:20. An astronomical high tide of 3.00 metres above Ordnance Datum Newlyn will feature a positive surge of 0.6 metres giving a total water level of 3.60 metres above Ordnance Datum Newlyn. Wind direction will be North Westerly. Wind strength locally will be Force 3. This Flood Alert is principally intended for boat yards on the Tidal Stour in the Sandwich area. High water at Sandwich will be approximately one hour later than Dover at around 12:20. High water at Grove Ferry will be a further two hours later at around 14:20. Some tidal flooding to low-lying land may be experienced but we do not expect flooding of property.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Nov 2017 18:44
English Channel, Great Stour
A small tidal surge is forecast for the high tide at Dover on Sunday 19th November at 11:20. An astronomical high tide of 3.00 metres above Ordnance Datum Newlyn will feature a positive surge of 0.6 metres giving a total water level of 3.60 metres above Ordnance Datum Newlyn. Wind direction will be North Westerly. Wind strength locally will be Force 3. This Flood Alert is principally intended for boat yards on the Tidal Stour in the Sandwich area. High water at Sandwich will be approximately one hour later than Dover at around 12:20. High water at Grove Ferry will be a further two hours later at around 14:20. Some tidal flooding to low-lying land may be experienced but we do not expect flooding of property.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Nov 2017 17:45
English Channel, Great Stour
The Flood Alert will remain in force overnight. Tide levels this morning were slightly lower than forecast but a small tidal surge is still forecast for tonight. The forecast astronomical tide is 3.36 metres Above Ordnance Datum. A surge of 0.3 metres is forecast, giving peak water levels at Dover of 3.66 metres Above Ordnance Datum, at 23:36 this evening. Wind direction is north westerly. Wind speed is forecast Gale Force 5. It is likely this Flood Alert will be removed on Monday 6 November.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Nov 2017 08:14
English Channel, Great Stour
A tidal surge is forecast for the next two high tides at Dover on Sunday 5th November. An astronomical high tide of 3.46 metres above Ordnance Datum is expected at 11:11 at Dover. A positive surge of 0.17 metres may also be expected, giving a total water level of approximately 3.63 metres above Ordnance Datum. The surge is forecast to increase during the day, resulting in slightly higher peak water levels for the later tide at 23:36 Sunday night. Wind direction is north westerly. Wind speed is forecast Gale Force 4 to 5. This flood alert is principally aimed at boat yards on the Tidal Stour and is valid for all of Sunday and overnight into Monday. Tidal flooding of low lying coastal areas may be expected from these tides. We do not expect flooding of property. This message will be updated Sunday evening.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Oct 2017 09:32
English Channel, Great Stour
This flood alert remains in force for the high tide at Dover at 12:00 today Friday 6th October. The high tide will reach Sandwich about an hour later and Grove Ferry approximately a further two hours later. Moderately strong winds and a small sea surge are forecast, combined with high spring tides. Water levels may overtop coastal sea defences and river banks at a localised level along the Tidal Stour. People are advised to stay away from the areas at risk and take extra care if next to the coast. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this alert for subsequent tides over the weekend if required. Detailed tidal information for those that use it: The forecast high tide level for Dover is 3.88 metres for today’s tide at 12:00 (Friday 6th October), this is 0.59 metres above astronomical tide levels.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Oct 2017 14:40
English Channel, Great Stour
This flood alert is issued for the high tide at 23:45 tonight Thursday 5th October, and the following high tide at 12:00 midday Friday 6th October. Moderately strong winds and a small sea surge are forecast, combined with high spring tides. Water levels are expected to overtop coastal sea defences with the added possibility of sea spray affecting coastal locations. People are advised to stay away from the areas at risk and take extra care if next to the coast. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this alert for subsequent tides if required. Detailed tidal information for those that use it: The forecast high tide level is 3.58 metres for tonight’s tide at 23:45 (Thursday 5th October), this is 0.49 metres above astronomical tide levels. The forecast high tide level for tomorrow’s tide at 12:00 midday (Friday 6th October) is 3.96 metres, this is 0.67 metres above astronomical tide levels.