Flood Alert Info - Coast from Ramsgate to Kingsdown

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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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 10 May 2020 20:20
North Sea
This alert has been issued because a high tide is expected to affect the foreshore as a result of high spring tides and tidal surge. Tides will be at their highest between 00:15am and 04:15am tomorrow morning, 11/05/20. Flooding to paths, roads and farmland close to the foreshore is possible during this period. Coastal conditions are expected to ease after the high tide and no further alerts are expected to be issued. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures. Please remain aware of your local situation and avoid using low lying footpaths near to the coast. This message will be updated tomorrow morning by 10:00, or sooner if the situation worsens. Detailed information for those that use it: Astronomical tide height is 2.99mAOD, forecast surge is 0.72m, forecast total water level at Dover gauge is 3.71mAOD


Flood Alert issued on 10 May 2020 20:01
North Sea
This alert has been issued because a high tide is expected to affect the foreshore as a result of high spring tides and tidal surge. Tides will be at their highest between 00:15am and 04:15am tomorrow morning, 11/05/20. Flooding to paths, roads and farmland close to the foreshore is possible during this period. Coastal conditions are expected to ease after the high tide and no further alerts are expected to be issued. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures. Please remain aware of your local situation and avoid using low lying footpaths near to the coast. This message will be updated tomorrow morning by 10:00, or sooner if the situation worsens. Detailed information for those that use it: Astronomical tide height is 2.99 metres Above Ordnance Datum, forecast surge is 0.72 metres, forecast total water level at Dover gauge is 3.71 metres Above Ordnance Datum


Flood Alert issued on 9 Apr 2020 13:50
North Sea
This Flood Alert has been issued as large tidal surge is expected to affect the foreshore due to high spring tides. Flooding is expected two hours either side of high tide, between 23:09 today and 03:09 tomorrow, Friday 10/04/20. Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the coast throughout this area, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around Kingsdown, Deal, Pegwell Bay and Ramsgate. Coastal conditions might continue for the next few days during the high spring tides period. Please be careful in areas along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths during the period of concern, and avoid any flood water. We will continue to monitor this situation, and have staff prepared to respond if needed. This message will be updated by 10:00 on Friday 10/04/20, or as the situation changes. Detailed information for those who need it: the total water level for Dover is forecast to be 3.62 m AOD at 01:09 BST on 10/04/20.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Apr 2020 14:15
North Sea
This Flood Alert has been issued as large tidal surge is expected to affect the foreshore due to high spring tides. Flooding is expected two hours either side of high tide, between 22:25 today and 02:25 tomorrow, Thursday 09/04/20. Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the coast throughout this area, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around Kingsdown, Deal, Pegwell Bay and Ramsgate. Coastal conditions might continue for the next few days during the high spring tides period. Please be careful in areas along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths during the period of concern, and avoid any flood water. We will continue to monitor this situation, and have staff prepared to respond if needed. This message will be updated by 10:00 on Thursday 09/04/20, or as the situation changes. Detailed information for those who need it: the total water level for Dover is forecast to be 3.68 m AOD at 00:25 BST on 09/04/20.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Mar 2020 09:48
North Sea
Large waves are expected to affect the coastline between Kingsdown and Ramsgate as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. The flooding of property is not expected. Some localised flooding may be experienced along the Tidal Stour, around boatyards in the Sandwich area. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff have closed flood gates in sea defences and are checking flood defence structures. For those that use such information, high tide at Dover is due at 1.39pm on Friday, 13 March. The astronomical tide is 3.12m above Ordnance Datum. The surge will be 0.49m. The overall tide height will be 3.61m above Ordnance Datum. Winds will be force 5, West-South-Westerly. High tide at Sandwich is generally around 1 hour later than Dover. This message will be updated by 8 pm this evening, Friday 13th March.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2020 09:34
North Sea
Large and powerful waves are expected to affect the coastline between Kingsdown and Ramsgate as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. The flooding of property is not expected. Some localised flooding may also be experienced along the Tidal Stour around Sandwich. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff have closed flood gates in sea defences and are checking flood defence structures. For those that use such information, high tide at Dover is due at 12:55 pm on Thursday, 12 March. The astronomical tide is 3.28m above Ordnance Datum. The surge will be 0.49m. The overall tide height will be 3.77m above Ordnance Datum. Winds will be force 6, South-Westerly. High tide at Sandwich is generally around 1 hour later than Dover. This message will be updated by 5 pm this evening, Thursday 12 March.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2020 11:31
North Sea
Large and powerful waves are expected to affect the foreshore and sea spray may overtop defences as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. High tide at Dover is 12:09pm Wednesday, 11th March 2020. Flooding of roads and low lying land is possible two to four hours either side of the high tide. Coastal conditions are expected to continue until after the high tides at 1:39pm on Friday, 13th March 2020 at Dover. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using footpaths and plan driving routes to avoid low lying places in the areas affected. This message will be updated by 6pm on Wednesday, 11th March 2020, or as the situation changes. Detailed information for people who use it: ASTRO High 3.32m, Surge 0.58m, Total water height 3.9m.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2020 09:08
North Sea
Large and powerful waves are expected to affect the foreshore and sea spray may overtop defences as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. High tide at Dover is 12:09pm Wednesday, 11th March 2020. Flooding of roads and low lying land is possible two to four hours either side of the high tide. Coastal conditions are expected to continue until after the high tides at 1:39pm on Friday, 13th March 2020 at Dover. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using footpaths and plan driving routes to avoid low lying places in the areas affected. This message will be updated by 6pm on Wednesday, 11th March 2020, or as the situation changes. Detailed information for people who use it: ASTRO High 3.32m, Surge 0.38m, Total water height 3.9m.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2020 07:25
North Sea
Large and powerful waves are expected to affect the foreshore and sea spray may overtop defences as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. High tide at Dover is 12:09pm Wednesday, 11th March 2020. Flooding of roads and low lying land is possible two to four hours either side of the high tide. Coastal conditions are expected to continue until after the high tides at 1:18am on Friday, 13th March 2020 at Dover. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using footpaths and plan driving routes to avoid low lying places in the areas affected. This message will be updated by 6pm on Wednesday, 11th March 2020, or as the situation changes. Detailed information for people who use it: ASTRO High 3.32m, Surge 0.38m, Total water height 3.85m.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 19:18
North Sea
Large and powerful waves are expected to affect the foreshore and sea spray may overtop defences as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. High tide at Dover is 11:50pm Tuesday, 10th March 2020. Flooding of roads and low lying land is possible two to four hours either side of the high tide. Coastal conditions are expected to continue until after the high tides at 1:18am on Friday 13th March 2020 at Dover. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using footpaths and plan driving routes to avoid low lying places in the areas affected. This message will be updated by 8am on Wednesday 11th March 2020, or as the situation changes. Detailed information for people who use it: ASTRO High, 3.43m, Surge 0.146m, Total water height 3.73m.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Feb 2020 12:09
North Sea
This Flood Alert has been issued as the spring tide and large waves are expected to affect low-lying land along the foreshore. Flooding is expected between 12pm and 3pm today, Wednesday 12/02/2020. Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the coast throughout this area, with low-lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around Kingsdown, Deal, Pegwell Bay and Ramsgate. The unsettled weather with strong winds is forecast to continue over the next few days which may also affect coastal locations on subsequent tides. Please be careful in areas along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths during the period of concern. We will continue to monitor this situation and have staff prepared to respond if needed. This message will be updated by 9pm on Wednesday 12/02/20, or as the situation changes. Detailed information for those who need it: the total water level for Dover is forecast to be 3.63 mAOD at 13:15 on 12/02/20.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 15:57
North Sea
This Flood Alert has been issued as large and powerful waves are expected to affect the foreshore. Flooding is expected two hours either side of high tide, between 23:00 today and 03:00, Wednesday 12/02/20. Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the coast throughout this area, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around Kingsdown, Deal, Pegwell Bay and Ramsgate. The unsettled weather with strong winds is forecast to continue and the next tide at 13:15 on Wednesday 12/02/20 could affect locations near the coast. Please be careful in areas along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths during the period of concern. We will continue to monitor this situation, and have staff prepared to respond if needed. This message will be updated by 10:00 on Wednesday 12/02/20, or as the situation changes. Detailed information for those who need it: the total water level for Dover is forecast to be 3.63 m AOD at 01:00 on 12/02/20.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 11:28
North Sea
This Flood Alert has been issued as large and powerful waves are expected to affect the foreshore. Flooding is expected two hours either side of high tide, between 10:30 and 14:30 today, Tuesday 11/02/20. Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the coast throughout this area, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around Kingsdown, Deal, Pegwell Bay and Ramsgate. The unsettled weather with strong winds is forecast to continue and the next tide at 01:00 on Wednesday 12/02/20 could affect locations near the coast. Please be careful in areas along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths during the period of concern, and avoid any flood water. We will continue to monitor this situation, and have staff prepared to respond if needed. This message will be updated by 20:00 on Tuesday 11/02/20, or as the situation changes. Detailed information for those who need it: the total water level for Dover is forecast to be 3.66 m AOD at 12:30 on 11/02/20.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 19:38
North Sea
This Flood Alert has been issued as large and powerful waves are expected to affect the foreshore. Flooding is expected two hours either side of high tide, between 22:15 today and 02:15 tomorrow, Tuesday 11/02/20. Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the coast throughout this area, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around Kingsdown, Deal, Pegwell Bay and Ramsgate. The unsettled weather with strong winds is forecast to continue and the next tide at 12:30 on Tuesday 11/02/20 could also affect locations near the coast. Please be careful in areas along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths during the period of concern. We will continue to monitor this situation, and have staff prepared to respond if needed. This message will be updated by 10:00 on Tuesday 11/02/20, or as the situation changes. Detailed information for those who need it: the total water level for Dover is forecast to be 3.87 m AOD at 00:15 on 11/02/20.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 10:40
North Sea
This Flood Alert has been issued as large and powerful waves are expected to affect the foreshore. Flooding is expected two hours either side of high tide, between 09:45 and 13:45 today, Monday 10/02/20. Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the coast throughout this area, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around Kingsdown, Deal, Pegwell Bay and Ramsgate. The unsettled weather with strong winds and possible rain is forecast to continue and the next tide at 00:15 on Tuesday 11/02/20 could also affect locations near the coast. Please be careful in areas along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths during the period of concern. We will continue to monitor this situation, and have staff prepared to respond if needed. This message will be updated by 20:00 on Monday 10/02/20, or as the situation changes. Detailed information for those who need it: the total water level for Dover is forecast to be 3.98 m AOD at 11:45 on 10/02/20.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 19:09
North Sea
This Flood Alert has been issued as large and powerful waves are expected to affect the foreshore. Flooding is expected two hours either side of high tide, between 09:45 and 13:45 tomorrow, Monday 10/02/20. Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the coast throughout this area, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around Kingsdown, Deal, Pegwell Bay and Ramsgate. The unsettled weather with strong winds and possible rain is forecast to continue and the next tides could also affect locations near the coast. Please be careful in areas along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths during the period of concern. We will continue to monitor this situation, and have staff prepared to respond if needed. This message will be updated by 10:00 on Monday 10/02/20, or as the situation changes. Detailed information for those who need it: the total water level for Dover is forecast to be 3.97 m AOD at 11:45 on 10/02/20.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 17:30
North Sea
This Flood Alert has been issued as large and powerful waves are expected to affect the foreshore. Flooding is expected two hours either side of high tide, between 09:45pm today and 13:45 tomorrow, Monday 10/02/20. Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the coast throughout this area, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around Kingsdown, Deal, Pegwell Bay and Ramsgate. The unsettled weather with strong winds and possible rain is forecast to continue and the next tides could also affect locations near the coast. Please be careful in areas along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths during the period of concern. We will continue to monitor this situation, and have staff prepared to respond if needed. This message will be updated by 10:00am on Monday 10/02/20, or as the situation changes. Detailed information for those who need it: the total water level for Dover is forecast to be 3.97 m AOD at 11:45am on 10/02/20.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Nov 2019 14:02
North Sea
Localised flooding is possible in riverside locations around Sandwich tonight. Northerly winds are expected to increase the height of tonight's spring tide along the River Stour around Sandwich and Great Stonar. The open coast between Ramsgate and Kingsdown is unlikely to be affected. High tide at Dover will be at 12:11am, on Friday 29th November. High tide at Sandwich will be at about 1:30am, on Friday 29th November.The internal flooding of properties is not expected however we are closely monitoring the situation. For those that use such information, the surge at Dover is forecast to be 0.56 meters giving an expected overall tide of 3.63m above ordnance datum Newlyn. The wind will be Northerly Force 4. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Friday 29th November. It is possible this Flood Alert will be reissued tomorrow for the early afternoon tide.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Oct 2019 08:53
North Sea
This Flood Alert is being maintained as high tides are increasing the risk of flooding in coastal areas through Wednesday 02/10/2019. Flooding is possible this afternoon between 13:00 and 15:00, Wednesday 02/10/2019. This Alert applies to low-lying land near the coast, particularly at, but not restricted to, Marina Esplanade at Ramsgate. We will continue to monitor the situation. Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths around high tides. This message will be updated by 20:00 on Wednesday 02/10/2019. Detailed information for those who need it: the total water level for the next tide at Dover is forecast to be 3.72mAOD at 14:15 on 02/10/2019. Winds are North Westerly Force 5.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 18:02
North Sea
This Flood Alert is being maintained as high tides are increasing the risk of flooding in coastal areas until Wednesday 02/10/2019. Flooding is possible overnight tonight between 1:00am and 3:00am, Wednesday 02/10/2019. This Alert applies to low-lying land near the coast, particularly at, but not restricted to, Marina Esplanade at Ramsgate. We will continue to monitor the situation. Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths around high tides. This message will be updated by 08:00 on Wednesday 02/10/2019. Detailed information for those who need it: the total water level for the next tide at Dover is forecast to be 3.70mAOD at 01:52 on 02/10/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 09:06
North Sea
This Flood Alert has been issued as high tides and strong winds are increasing the risk of flooding in coastal areas on the South coast, which is expected to remain until Wednesday 02/10/2019. Flooding is possible between 12pm and 3pm this afternoon, Tuesday 01/10/2019. Areas at risk are low lying land near the coast, particularly at, but not restricted to, Kingsdown, Walmer, Deal and Pegwell Bay. We will continue to closely monitor the situation. Please be careful in areas along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths during high tides. This message will be updated by 21:00 on Tuesday 01/10/19, or sooner if the situation changes. Detailed information for those who need it: the total water levels for Dover is forecast to be 3.92mAOD at 13:30 on Tuesday 01/10/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 18:35
North Sea
This Flood Alert has been re-issued as high tides and strong winds are increasing the risk of flooding in coastal areas on the South coast, which is expected to remain until Wednesday 02/10/2019. Flooding is possible on the upcoming tide from 23:15 this evening Monday 30/09/2019, to 03:15 tomorrow Tuesday 01/10/2019. Areas at risk are low lying land near the coast, particularly at but not restricted to, Kingsdown, Walmer, Deal and Pegwell Bay. We will continue to closely monitor the situation. Please be careful in areas along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths during high tides. This message will be updated by 09:00 on Tuesday 01/10/19, or sooner if the situation changes. Detailed information for those who need it: the total water levels for Dover is forecast to be 3.68mAOD at 01:15 on Tuesday 01/10/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 09:26
North Sea
This Flood Alert has been re-issued as high tides and strong winds are increasing the risk of flooding in coastal areas on the South coast, which is expected to remain until Wednesday 2 October. Flooding is possible this afternoon between 12:00 and 15:30 on Monday 30 September. Areas at risk are low lying land near the coast, particularly at, but not restricted to, Kingsdown, Walmer, Deal and Pegwell Bay. We will have staff deployed in these areas during high tide and we will continue to closely monitor the situation. Please be careful in areas along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths during high tides. This message will be updated by 16:00 on 30/09/19, or if the situation changes. Detailed information for those who need it: the total water levels for Dover is forecast to be 4.06mAOD at 12:45 on 30/09/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 16:46
North Sea
This Flood Alert has been re-issued as high tides and strong winds are expected to affect coastal locations. Flooding could be expected this evening between 10:30pm and 02:30am on Monday 30/09/19. Flood alert conditions are expected to remain until Thursday. Flood warnings may be required for the next tide at 12:45pm on Monday 30/09/19. Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the coast throughout this area, with low lying land most affected, particularly around Kingsdown, Deal, Pegwell Bay and Ramsgate. The high tides are coinciding with some unsettled weather with strong winds. We will continue to monitor this situation, and have staff prepared to respond if needed. This message will be updated by 10am on 30/09/19, or as the situation changes. Detailed information for those who need it: the total water levels for Dover is forecast to be 3.88mAOD at 00:30 and 4.16mAOD at 12:45 on 30/09/19.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 18:35
North Sea
This Flood Alert has been issued due to very high tides expected to affect coastal locations. Flooding is expected two hours either side of high tide, between 10am and 2pm on Sunday 29 September 2019. Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the coast throughout this area, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around Kingsdown, Deal, Pegwell Bay and Ramsgate. The high tide is expected to coincide with some unsettled weather with strong winds and possible rain. Please be careful in areas along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths during the period of concern, and avoid any flood water. We will continue to monitor this situation, and have staff prepared to respond if needed. This message will be updated by 3pm on 29 September 2019, or as the situation changes. Detailed information for those who need it: the total water level for Dover is forecast to be 3.66mAOD at 12:00 on 29/09/19.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Sep 2019 07:29
North Sea
This alert is being issued for the high tide at Dover at 2:00pm today, Monday 2nd September. High spring tides are expected to affect coastal areas from Ramsgate to Kingsdown, including low lying land near the tidal River Stour in Sandwich. The tides will be at their highest between 1pm and 3pm today, Monday 2nd September. Flooding of low lying land, roads and footpaths along the coast and along the tidal River Stour in Sandwich is possible at this time. No property flooding is expected. People are advised to stay away from low lying land and footpaths close to the tidal river Stour in Sandwich and next to the coast. You should remain aware of your local situation and take extra care in risk areas. We are closely monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond if required. This message will be updated this afternoon, after the peak tide has passed. Detailed tidal information for those who use it: The forecast high tide level at Dover is 3.60mAOD at 2pm BST


Flood Alert issued on 1 Sep 2019 07:38
North Sea
A Flood Alert is being issued for the high tide at Dover at 13:15 pm today, Sunday 1st September. High spring tides are expected to affect coastal areas from Ramsgate to Kingsdown, including low lying land near tidal River Stour in Sandwich. The tides will be at their highest between 12pm and 3pm today, Sunday 1st September. Flooding of low lying land, roads and footpaths along the coast and along the tidal River Stour in Sandwich is possible at this time. No property flooding is expected. People are advised to stay away from low lying land and footpaths close to the tidal river Stour in Sandwich and next to the coast. You should remain aware of your local situation and take extra care in risk areas. We are closely monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond if required. This message will be updated this afternoon Sunday 1st September, after the peak tide has passed. Detailed tidal information: The forecasted high tide level at Dover is 3.66mAOD at 1:15pm BST


Flood Alert issued on 23 Mar 2019 18:38
North Sea
A small tidal surge is combining with high spring tides overnight tonight, 24/03/19. Localised flooding along the foreshore and low lying land along the tidal Stour is possible. Peak water levels are expected at Sandwich at 02:00am and at Grove Ferry at 04:00am. Our staff are monitoring the situation. Please be careful along coastal and tidal footpaths and consider any required actions for boat moorings along the tidal Stour. As coastal conditions are expected to improve for the next high tide, this flood alert is expected to be removed tomorrow morning, 24/03/19. Detailed tidal information: the forecast high tide level at Dover is 3.68 m AOD at 01:00am, on 24/03/19. This is 0.178m above the astronomical tide level. The forecast wind is North Easterly, Force 4.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Jan 2019 07:12
English Channel, Great Stour
A tidal surge is expected to affect low-lying parts of East Kent as a result of low pressure in the North Sea. Consequently, flooding of some roads and riverside paths along the River Stour is possible on the high tide between 12:30pm and 15:00 pm today, 08/01/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 20:00 on 08/01/19, or as the situation changes. For information, the adjusted high tide at Dover is forceast to be 3.81m above Ordnance Datum Newlyn (7.48m above Chart Datum). Local wind conditions will be Force 5, North-Westerly. High tide will be at approximately 1:30pm at Sandwich Quay and approximately 3pm at Grove Ferry.


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.