Flood Alert Info - Selsey Bill to Elmer

Area Description

Coastal areas between Selsey Bill and Elmer, including Pagham, Sidlesham and Bognor.

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 Currently in Force

There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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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


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 16:36
English Channel
The tide tonight Thursday 4 January 2018 into Friday 5 January 2018 should not be significantly higher than we’ve seen in recent days. Any impacts should be minimal and localised but we are not expecting any flooding to properties. The forecast for Friday afternoon remains a little unsettled, but it is possible a Flood Alert may be reissued. We shall update this message by 10:00 Friday 5 January 2018 with our best assessment of potential impacts. Time and date of high water 01:15 on 05/01/2018 Predicted astronomical tide level 3.02 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.12 m Forecast high water level at Littlehampton 3.14 mAOD or 5.88 mCD Forecast wind direction Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 7


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 07:43
English Channel
Strong winds and large waves shall return for lunchtime’s tide Thursday 4 Jan 2018, but less stormy than Wednesday. Tide levels are expected to be only 10 centimetres higher than Wednesday so similar impacts are expected. Localised disruption along Mill Lane, Sidlesham should be expected. Take care if visiting the coast. Install flood protection products if available. Tides will likely decrease over the coming days. This message will be updated by 17:00 Thursday 4 January 2018. Time and date of high water 12:45 on 04/01/2018 Predicted astronomical tide level 3.02 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.4 m Forecast high water level at Littlehampton 3.42 mAOD or 6.47 mCD Forecast wind direction Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 8


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 17:59
English Channel
This message is for Thursday lunchtime’s high water. The tide level should be comparable – but marginally higher – than Wednesday lunchtime. The wind and waves will be slightly smaller, but still quite choppy. Localised disruption along Mill Lane, Sidlesham should be expected. Residents should install flood protection products if available. Take care if visiting the exposed coast. Tide levels and the risk of flooding should gradually lower over the coming days. This message will be updated by 11:00 Thursday 4 January 2018. Time and date of high water 12:45 on 04/01/2018 Predicted astronomical tide level 3.02 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.40 m Forecast high water level at Littlehampton 3.42 mAOD or 6.16 mCD Forecast wind direction Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 7