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 19 Nov 2020 10:35
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding of homes and businesses between 12:30pm and 4:30pm today, Thursday 19th November 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual, due to forecast weather conditions and surge coinciding with the high tide. The area most at risk is the Industrial area around Cliff Quay terminal. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 3.14 mAODN at 2:30pm today, which is 0.99m above tide tables, wind Force 6, North North 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, or to issue anything else for the following tide.
Flood Warning issued on 10 Feb 2020 09:24
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding of homes and businesses between 11:30am and 1:30pm today, Monday 10th February. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. The areas most at risk are the industrial areas around Cliff Quay. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Harwich of 3.07mAODN at 12:33pm, on Monday 10th February, which is 0.92m above tide tables, wind Force 7, SW. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more information 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.