Flood Warning Info - Bawdsey Quay and Felixstowe Ferry

Area Description

Bawdsey Quay and Felixstowe Ferry.
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.

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Flood Warning History

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 12 Mar 2020 09:19
River Deben, North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding of homes and businesses between 12:42pm and 2:42pm today, Thursday 12th March 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. Areas most at risk are Bawdsey Quay and in front of the flood defences at Felixstowe Ferry. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.75 mAODN at 1:42pm, today, Thursday 12th March, which is 0.49m above tide tables, wind Force 6, South-westerly. Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate but will update this message if necessary.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Mar 2020 08:26
River Deben, North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding of homes and businesses between 11am and 3pm today, Wednesday 11th March 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual linked to spring tides. Areas most at risk are Bawdsey Quay and in front of the flood defences at Felixstowe Ferry. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.78mAODN at 1pm, on Wednesday 11th March, which is 0.48m above tide tables, wind Force 5, south-westerly (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate but will update this message if necessary.


Flood Warning issued on 12 Feb 2020 08:42
River Deben, North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding of homes and businesses between 1:00pm and 3:00pm today, Wednesday 12th February. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. Areas most at risk are Bawdsey Quay and in front of the flood defences at Felixstowe Ferry. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.84mAODN at 2:03pm, on Wednesday 12th February, which is 0.65m above tide tables, wind Force 6, Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 17:44
River Deben, North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding of homes and businesses between 11:30am and 1:30pm tomorrow, Monday 10th February. High tides are expected as spring tides coincide with a surge. Areas most at risk are Bawdsey Quay and in front of the flood defences at Felixstowe Ferry. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 3.04mAODN at 12:33pm, on Monday 10th February, which is 0.89m above tide tables, wind Force 7, SW. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more information refer to local tide tables). The preceding overnight tide at 11:45pm on Sunday is not anticipated to result in any flooding. Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide on Monday evening.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Nov 2019 15:23
River Deben, North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding of homes and businesses between 12:30am to 1:30am tomorrow, Friday 29th November. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. Areas most at risk are Bawdsey Quay and in front of the flood defences at Felixstowe Ferry. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.75mAODN at 12:54am, on Friday 29th November, which is 0.62m above tide tables, wind Force 5, Northerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level). The current series of high spring tides has now reached its peak and will fall away over the next few days. You are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Warning issued on 1 Oct 2019 15:06
River Deben, North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 01:40am and 03:40am on Wednesday 02 October 2019. Tides are higher than usual due to high spring tides and a small surge. However the forecast is just above the Flood Warning level. Areas most at risk are Bawdsey Quay and in front of the flood defences at Felixstowe Ferry. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.78mAODN at 2:42am on Wednesday 02 October, which is 0.45m above tide tables, wind Force 6, North North Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself at risk. We will monitor the situation and will reissue this message for subsequent tides if required.


Flood Warning issued on 1 Oct 2019 09:55
River Deben, North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 1:15pm and 3:15pm on Tuesday 01 October 2019. Tides are higher than usual due to high spring tides and a small surge. However the forecast is just above the Flood Warning level. Areas most at risk are Bawdsey Quay and in front of the flood defences at Felixstowe Ferry. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.81mAODN at 2:15pm on Tuesday 01 October, which is 0.38 above tide tables, wind Force 4, South Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The tide on Wednesday morning is also currently forecast to be a Flood Alert, we will send a new message before that tide. Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself at risk. We will monitor the situation and will reissue this message for subsequent tides if required.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Sep 2019 08:33
River Deben, North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding of homes and businesses between 12:36pm and 02:36pm on Monday 30 September 2019. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to high spring tides and a small surge Areas most at risk are Bawdsey Quay and in front of the flood defences at Felixstowe Ferry. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.77mAODN at 01:36pm on Monday 30 September, which is 0.37m above tide tables, Wind Force 3, South Westerly (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The tide on Tuesday 1 October at 01:45am is currently forecast to be a Flood Alert, we will send a new message before that tide. Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself at risk. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for subsequent tides if required.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Sep 2019 13:06
River Deben, North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding of homes and businesses between 00:05am and 02:00am on Monday 30 September 2019. Tides are higher than usual due to high spring tides and a small surge Areas most at risk are Bawdsey Quay and in front of the flood defences at Felixstowe Ferry. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.91mAODN at 01:00am on Monday 30 September, which is 0.54m above tide tables, wind Force 6, West North Westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The tide on Monday 30 September at 1:36pm is also currently forecast to be a Flood Warning, we will send a new message before that tide. Be ready to take action to protect your property if flooding is expected. We will monitor the situation and will reissue this message for subsequent tides if required.


Flood Warning issued on 7 Jan 2019 15:59
River Deben, North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding of homes and businesses between 11am and 3pm tomorrow, Tuesday 8th January 2019. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. Areas most at risk are Bawdsey Quay and in front of the flood defences at Felixstowe Ferry. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.78 mAODN at 1pm, on Tuesday 8th January 2019, which is 0.92m above tide tables, wind Force 6, NW. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). 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.


Flood Warning issued on 7 Dec 2017 16:04
Tidal River Deben, North Sea
This message has been issued because national weather conditions are expected to produce large off shore waves. Tides are expected to be higher than usual and may cause minor flooding in low lying coastal areas. The forecast indicates a series of risk tides for the next 48hrs. We will update this message before each high tide. High water is due at Harwich at 02:45am, on Friday 8th December 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.75mAODN, which is 0.72m above tide tables. The wind forecast is westerly Force 7. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Areas most at risk are Bawdsey Quay and in front of the flood defences at Felixstowe Ferry. The following risk tide on Friday 8th December 2017 at 3:00pm is currently forecast to be a Flood Warning We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 5 Oct 2017 14:54
Tidal River Deben, North Sea
This message has been issued because of forecast local weather conditions during spring tides. Tides are expected to be higher than usual and may cause minor flooding in low lying coastal areas. The current forecast is for a single risk tide only, with no indication of later tides causing concern. High water is due at Harwich at 01:00am, on Friday 6th October 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.75mAODN, which is 0.60m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, North-Westerly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). Areas most at risk are Bawdsey Quay and in front of the flood defences at Felixstowe Ferry. This is the lowest level at which a flood warning could be issued. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.