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 11 Feb 2020 08:33
Tuesday afternoon's tide at 12:45 on 11/02/2020 will be similar to Monday evening's. Tides are higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong Westerly Force 7 winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.19 m. The total forecast tide is 6.16 metres Chart Datum (3.11 mAOD) at Littlehampton. For 2 hours either side of high water, waves will overtop Climping sea front. This will affect Climping Street and Climping Street Car Park. Ponded sea water will flood nearby land and fields. Ferry road may also be impassable from 11:00. Tidal conditions will remain similar until Friday14/02/2020, with strong winds and large waves. Flood impacts are expected to continue each tide. We continue to monitor the forecast and will check the condition of the beach. Avoid parking or walking at Climping Beach, conditions are dangerous. Please take action to protect property 2 hours before high tide. We will update this message by 17:00 on 11/02/2020
Flood Warning issued on 10 Feb 2020 16:16
Tuesday's early morning tide at 00:45 on 11/02/2020 is expected to be similar to Monday lunchtime's tide which caused significant damage to Climping beach and caused flooding of Climping Street. Force 8 winds and large waves will increase tide table values by 0.38 m. The total forecast tide is 6.38 metres Chart Datum (3.33 mAOD) at Littlehampton. For two hours either side of high water, impacts are expected to be similar to midday Monday, and there is a risk of property flooding on Climping Street. Ferry Road may also be impassable from 23:00. Although Tuesday lunchtime's tide is marginally smaller, there will still be a risk of further flooding. Large waves, high tides and the risk of flooding will persist until at least Thursday 13/02/2020. We are working with emergency partners to provide further assistance. Please take action to protect property 2 hours before high tide. We will update this message by 11:00 on 11/02/2020 for high tide Tuesday afternoon.