Flood Warning Info - Isolated riverside properties on the tidal River Deben estuary

Area Description

Isolated riverside properties on the tidal River Deben estuary, at Waldringfield, Methersgate and Martlesham Creek.
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

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 18:05
River Deben
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 Martlesham Bridge, including those on Bealings Road, School Lane and Sandy Lane. Riverside areas around Waldringfield and Methersgate Quay. 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 info refer to local tide tables). The preceding overnight tide at 11:45pm on Sunday is not anticipated to result in any flooding. There may be 2 separate high water peaks. Remain vigilant. Take care on coastal roads and footpaths and don't put yourself in danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Sep 2019 13:06
River Deben
This message has been issued because the forecast is just at Flood Warning level and is precautionary 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 Martlesham Bridge, including those on Bealings Road, School Lane and Sandy Lane. Riverside areas around Waldringfield and Methersgate Quay. 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). Mondays tide at 1:36pm is also forecast to be Flood Alert but not Warning for this area. 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 8 Jan 2019 08:39
River Deben
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding of homes and businesses between 12 and 2pm this afternoon Tuesday 8th January. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. Areas most at risk are Martlesham Bridge, including those on Bealings Road, School Lane and Sandy Lane. Riverside areas around Waldringfield and Methersgate Quay. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 2.95mAODN at 1pm on Tuesday 8th January, which is 1.08m above tide tables, wind Force 6, NW. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). There may be 2 separate high water peaks. Remain vigilant. Be ready to take action to protect your property if flooding is expected. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.