Flood Alert Info - The Suffolk coast at Southwold

Area Description

The Suffolk coast at Southwold, including Reydon Marshes.
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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Flood Alert History

Number of historic Flood Alerts that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area

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

Flood Alert issued on 10 May 2020 20:08
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 10:45pm today, Sunday 10th May, and 0:45am tomorrow, Monday 11th May 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual owing to seasonal conditions. We expect high tide levels at the harbourside in Southwold. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 1.62 mAODN at 11:45pm, today which is 0.58m above tide tables, wind Force 6, North North Easterly. 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 are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 10 May 2020 19:36
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 7:40pm and 9:40pm today, Sunday 10th May 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual owing to seasonal conditions. We expect high tide levels at the harbourside in Southwold. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 1.62 mAODN at 11:45pm today, which is 0.58m above tide tables, wind Force 6, North North Easterly. 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 are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 12:24
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 9:15pm and 11:15pm today, Tuesday 10th March 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. We expect high tide levels at the harbourside in Southwold. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 1.63mAODN at 10:15pm, on Tuesday 10th March, which is 0.44m above tide tables, wind Force 5, West South-Westerly (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 are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Feb 2020 13:14
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 8:30pm and 10:30pm today, Sunday 23rd February 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. We expect high tide levels at the harbourside in Southwold. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 1.75 mAODN at 09:30pm, on Sunday 23rd February 2020, which is 0.76m 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 are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Feb 2020 12:57
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 8:30pm and 10:30pm today, Sunday 23rd February 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. We expect high tide levels at the harbourside in Southwold. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 1.75 mAODN at 09:30pm, on Sunday 23rd February 2020, which is 0.76m 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 are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Feb 2020 13:44
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 8pm and 10pm today, Saturday 22nd February 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. We expect high tide levels at the harbourside in Southwold. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 1.99mAODN at 9pm, on Saturday 22nd February, which is 1.06m above tide tables, wind Force 6, South-westerly. We also expect the subsequent tide to exceed the flood alert level, peaking at 1.64mAOD on Sunday 23rd February at 09:30am. This message covers both high tides. (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 are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate but will update this message if necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Feb 2020 15:13
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 11:30pm Thursday 13th February and 01:30am Friday 14th February. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. We expect high tide levels at the harbourside in Southwold. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 1.69 mAODN at 00:30am, on Friday 14th February, which is 0.48m above tide tables, wind Force 5, 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 in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 14:36
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 10pm and 12am tonight, Tuesday 11th to Wednesday 12th February. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. We expect high tide levels at the harbourside in Southwold. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 1.72mAODN at 11pm, on Tuesday 11th February, which is 0.5m above tide tables, wind force 8, west south westerly (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.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 08:26
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 10am and 12pm today, Tuesday 11th February. We expect high tide levels at the harbourside in Southwold. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 1.70mAODN at 11am, on Tuesday 11th February, which is 0.70m above tide tables, wind force 8, westerly (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.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 14:10
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 8:45pm and 10:45pm on Monday 10th February 2020. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. We expect high tide levels at the harbourside in Southwold. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 1.84mAODN at 9:45pm on Monday 10th February, which is 0.75m above tide tables, wind force 8, west south westerly. (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.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 16:47
North Sea
This message has been issued because we are providing advance notice of possible minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 09:15am and 11:15am tomorrow morning, Monday 10th February. We expect high tide levels at the harbourside in Southwold. 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 information refer to local tide tables). The preceding high tide at 22:00pm on Sunday 9th February is not anticipated to result in any flooding. On Monday, 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 Alert issued on 14 Jan 2020 18:13
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 10:45pm and 00:45am. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. We expect high tide levels at the harbourside in Southwold. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 1.61mAODN at 11:45pm, on Tuesday 14th January, which is 0.49m above tide tables, Wind Force 8, South South West (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The current spring tide combined with this surge has now reached its peak and will fall away over the next few days. 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 Alert issued on 14 Jan 2020 16:04
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 10:45pm and 1:45am Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. We expect high tide levels at the harbourside in Southwold. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 1.61 mAODN at 10:45pm, on Tuesday 14th January, which is 0.49m above tide tables, wind Force 8, South South West. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The current spring tide combined with this surge has now reached its peak and will fall away over the next few days. 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 Alert issued on 9 Dec 2019 10:54
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 6.15pm and 8.15pm today. We expect high tide levels at the harbourside in Southwold. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 1.93mAODN at 7.15pm, on Monday 9th December, which is 1.12m above tide tables, wind Force 6, NNW. (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. Large waves on the sea front are expected given the forecast strong winds. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Nov 2019 15:04
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 10pm to 11pm today, Thursday 28th November. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. We expect high tide levels at the harbourside in Southwold. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 1.69mAODN at 10:30pm, on Thursday 28th November, which is 0.59m above tide tables, wind Force 5, North North Westerly. (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 Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 21:42
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 11:30am to 1:30pm Wednesday 2nd October. We expect high tide levels at the harbourside in Southwold. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 1.83mAODN at 12:30pm, on Wednesday 2nd October, which is 0.48m above tide tables, wind Force 6, north westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level. For more info refer to local tide tables). 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 Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 00:06
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 10:00am and 12:00am on Monday 30th September 2019. We expect high tide levels at the harbour side in Southwold. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 1.77mAODN at 11:00am, on Monday 30th September, which is 0.36m above tide tables, wind Force 4, W. (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 are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Sep 2019 09:43
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 1pm and 3pm today, Thursday 5th September. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. We expect high tide levels at the harbourside in Southwold. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 1.60mAODN at 14:15 today, which is 0.47m above tide tables, wind Force 5, 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 in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and are not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jan 2019 14:39
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths in the Southwold area, between half past midnight and 3:30 am, on Monday 14th January. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 1.62 mAODN at 1.30am, on Monday 14th Januray , which is 0.81m above tide tables, wind Force 7, 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 in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Jan 2019 15:20
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 10:00pm and midnight tonight. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. There will still be strong winds affecting this evening's tide, generating large waves. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 1.73mAODN at 11:00pm, on Tuesday 8th January 2019, which is 0.69m above tide tables, wind Force 7, North North West. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). 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 Alert issued on 7 Jan 2019 16:57
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 09:45am and 11:45am tomorrow, Tuesday 8th January 2019. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. 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, North West. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). You are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jan 2019 11:31
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 4pm and 8pm this evening, Tuesday 1st January. Weather conditions are expected to produce large off shore waves. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 1.67mAODN at 6:15pm, on Tuesday 1st January, which is 0.9m 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 in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Dec 2018 13:47
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 8:45pm (Sunday 9 December) and 12:45am (Monday 10 December). Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 1.80mAODN at 10:45pm, on Sunday 9 December, which is 0.65m above tide tables, wind Force 5, west-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 in unnecessary danger. 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 Alert issued on 9 Dec 2018 08:26
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 10am and 1pm today. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 1.63mAODN at 11am, on Sunday 9 December, which is 0.58m above tide tables, wind Force 6, 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 in unnecessary danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Sep 2018 07:42
North Sea
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 11am and 1pm today, Wednesday 12th September 2018. Tides are expected to be higher than usual due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Lowestoft of 1.64mAODN at 11:50am, on Wednesday 12th September 2018, which is 0.26m above tide tables, wind Force 4, West north westerly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The current series of high spring tides has now reached its peak and will fall away over the next few days. 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, or to issue anything else for the following tide.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Feb 2018 14:58
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 forecast indicates a series of risk tides for the next 24hrs. We will update this message before each high tide. High water is due at Lowestoft at 22:15pm, on 01/02/2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 1.66mAODN, which is 0.47m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 7, West North West. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for the next tide. Flooding is possible 2 hours either side of high tide. Take care on coastal footpaths.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Feb 2018 06:34
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 forecast indicates a series of risk tides for the next 24 hours. We will update this message before each high tide. High water is due at Lowestoft at 10:00, on Thursday 1st February 2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 1.6 mAODN, which is 0.54m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, WNW. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The following risk tide on Thursday 1st February at 10pm is currently forecast to be a Flood Alert. Flooding is possible between 2 hours either side of high water. Take care on coastal footpaths


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jan 2018 15:47
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 forecast indicates a series of risk tides for the next 48 hours.We will update this message before each high tide. High water is due at Lowestoft tomorrow morning at 10:15 am, Thursday 1st February. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 1.66 mAODN, which is 0.61m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6,WestNorthWest (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The following risk tide on 1st February at 10pm is currently forecast to be a Flood Alert. Flooding is possible between 2 hours either side of high water. Take care on coastal footpaths.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 12:28
North Sea
This message has been issued because strong winds and spring tides may cause large waves and spray overtopping on the coast. 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 Lowestoft at 10:21pm, on Wednesday 3rd January 2018. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 1.63mAODN, which is 0.44m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 7, West-South-Westerly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for the next tide. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Dec 2017 15:46
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 current forecast is for a single risk tide only, with no indication of later tides causing concern. High water is due at Lowestoft at 01:15am, on Saturday 9th December 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 1.85mAODN, which is 0.78m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 7, West North Westerly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for the next tide. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Dec 2017 07:31
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 few days. We will update this message before each high tide. High water is due at Lowestoft at 12:45pm, on Friday 8th December 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 1.72mAODN, which is 0.71m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 7, WNW. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). The following risk tide on Saturday 9th December 2017 at 01:00am is currently forecast to be a Flood Alert. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2017 14:52
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 few days. We will update this message before each high tide. High water is due at Lowestoft at 00:10am, on Friday 8th December 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 1.94mAODN, which is 0.80m 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). The following risk tide on Friday 8th December 2017 at 12:57pm is currently forecast to be a Flood Alert. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Nov 2017 07:31
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 Lowestoft at 9:45am on 19 November 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 1.73mAODN, which is 0.69m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, West North Westerly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for the next tide. The forecast for this tide is slightly higher than the one seen on Saturday evening but impacts will be localised to the Southwold Harbour Area


Flood Alert issued on 18 Nov 2017 13:15
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 forecast indicates a series of risk tides for the next 24 hours. We will update this message before each high tide. High water is due at Lowestoft at 9:30pm, on 18/11/2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 1.63 mAODN, which is 0.6m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, NW mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables. The following risk tide on Sunday 19 November at 9:45am is currently forecast to be a Flood Alert. This evening's tide is just at the Flood Alert level but the Sunday morning tide forecast is higher. We will reissue the Alert Sunday morning. Impacts will be localised to the Southwold Harbour and similar to those seen commonly in the winter months.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Nov 2017 08:35
North Sea
This message has been issued because of forecast local weather conditions along the Suffolk coast, which include strong winds and high waves. Tides are expected to be higher than usual and may cause minor flooding in low lying coastal areas. The current forecast is for this afternoon's tide. High water is due at Lowestoft at 2:30pm on 10 November 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 1.63mAODN, which is 0.72m 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). We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for the next tide.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Oct 2017 15:57
North Sea
This message has been issued because strong winds and high surges may cause large waves and spray overtopping on the coast. 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 Lowestoft at 5:30am on Sunday 29 October 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.01mAODN, which is 1.51m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 7, North North West. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables).


Flood Alert issued on 6 Oct 2017 07:00
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 spring tides will remain high over the next few days. High water is due at Lowestoft at 10:23am on Friday 6th October 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 1.92mAODN, which is 0.71m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 6, North-North-Westerly. (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). We are not expecting the situation to escalate. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Oct 2017 14:16
North Sea
This message has been issued because of the forecast for high tides at Southwold linked to spring tides. 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 few tides. We will update this message before each high tide. High water is due at Lowestoft at 10:26pm, on Thursday 5th October 2017. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 1.71mAODN, which is 0.68m 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). We are monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.