Flood Warning Info - The Suffolk coast at Southwold

Area Description

The Suffolk coast at Southwold, including Reydon Marshes.
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

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Warning may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Warning table above.

Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 17:23
River Blyth, North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding of homes and businesses between 09:15am and 11:15am tomorrow, Monday 10th February. High tides are expected as spring tides coincide with a surge. Areas most at risk are around Southwold Harbour, Ferry road, the bottom of Queens Road and Constitution Hill, North Road, the bottom of Pier Avenue and Mights Road in Southwold. Bridge Road and Hillside Road in Reydon. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 2.18mAODN at 10:15am, on Monday 10th February, which is 1.19m above tide tables, wind Force 8, WSW. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). High water at Southwold will be around 1 hour later. The preceding overnight tide at 10:00pm is not anticipated to result in any flooding. Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in danger. We will continue to monitor the situation.


Flood Warning issued on 7 Jan 2019 15:46
River Blyth, North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding of homes and businesses between 8:45am and 13:45pm on Tuesday 8th January 2019. Strong winds and spring tides may cause large waves and spray overtopping on the coast. Areas most at risk are around Southwold Harbour, Ferry road, the bottom of Queens Road and Constitution Hill, North Road, the bottom of Pier Avenue and Mights Road in Southwold. Bridge Road and Hillside Road in Reydon. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 2.16 mAODN at 10:45am, on Tuesday 8th January 2019, which is 1.36m above tide tables, wind Force 7, NW. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). High water at Southwold will be around 1 hour later. Be ready to take action to protect your property if flooding is expected. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.