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 History

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2020 17:08
English Channel
Friday’s tides at 01:45 and 14:00 13/3/2020 will be at least 10cm lower than those experienced on Wednesday and Thursday this week. With wave heights increasing from Thursday night however, minor flood impacts may remain similar to recent days. The strong Force 7 Westerly winds will increase tide table values by 0.2m. The total forecast tide is 5.97 metres Chart Datum (3.23 mAOD) at Littlehampton. For 1 hour either side of high water, a small amount of water will affect Mill Lane, Sidlesham, making access temporarily more difficult. From Saturday 14/3/2020, we should see smaller wave heights, lower tides and only minimal risk of flooding. We continue to monitor the forecast. If you have it, please install flood protection 1 hour before high tide. Avoid driving on Mill Lane at high tide. We will remove this message by 19:00 on 13/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2020 07:51
English Channel
Thursday afternoon's tide at 13:15 on 12/03/2020 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather, with strong Westerly Force 6 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.47 m. The total forecast tide is 6.52 metres Chart Datum (3.47 mAOD) at Littlehampton, which is very similar to that seen Wednesday lunchtime 11/3/2020. For 1 hour either side of high water, Mill Lane, Sidlesham will flood, making access temporarily more difficult. Tides on Friday should be 20cm lower (but with large offshore waves Thursday night), with flood risk becoming very low from Saturday. We continue to monitor the forecast. If you have it, please install flood protection 1 hour before high tide. Avoid driving on Mill Lane at high tide. We will update this message by 18:00 on 12/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2020 14:02
English Channel
Thursday's early morning tide at 01:00 on 12/03/2020, is forecast to be 15cm lower than Wednesday lunchtime 11/3/2020, but will still cause minor flood impacts. The tide is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong Westerly Force 7 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.22 m. The total forecast tide is 6.36 metres Chart Datum (3.31 mAOD) at Littlehampton. For 1 hour either side of high water, Mill Lane, Sidlesham will flood, making access temporarily more difficult. The tide 13:00 Thursday 12/3/2020 will be higher, with similar impacts to 12:15 11/3/2020. Flood impacts should reduce from the weekend. We continue to monitor the forecast. If you have it, please install flood protection 1 hour before high tide. Avoid driving on Mill Lane at high tide. We will update this message by 09:30 on 12/03/2020


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2020 08:18
English Channel
Wednesday afternoon's tide at 12:30 on 11/03/2020 could be 5cm higher than Tuesday night. The tide is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong South Westerly Force 5 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.45 m. The total forecast tide is 6.51 metres Chart Datum (3.46 mAOD) at Littlehampton. For 1 hour either side of high water, Mill Lane in Sidlesham will flood, making access temporarily more difficult. The tide at 13:00 Thursday 12/3/2020 is forecast to be of similar height. Tonight's tide should be marginally lower. Flood risk will reduce from Friday. We continue to monitor the forecast. If you have it, please install flood protection 1 hour before high tide. Avoid driving on Mill Lane at high tide. We will update this message by 14:30 on 11/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 12:30
English Channel
Wednesday's early morning tide at 00:15 on 11/03/2020 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong South Westerly Force 6 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.25 m. The total forecast tide is 6.35 metres Chart Datum (3.30 mAOD) at Littlehampton. For 1 hour either side of high water, Mill Lane, Sidlesham will flood, making access temporarily more difficult. Wednesday's tide at 12:30 11/3/2020 is predicted to be 10cm higher, but with similar impacts which are expected to continue each tide until Friday 13/3/2020. We continue to monitor the forecast. If you have it, please install flood protection 1 hour before high tide. Avoid driving on Mill Lane at high tide, access may be restricted by flood water. We will update this message by 09:30 on 11/03/2020


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 16:50
English Channel
Tuesday afternoon's tide at 12:45 on 11/02/2020 is forecast to be 20cm lower than recent days. However the tide will still be higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong Westerly Force 7 winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.26 m. The total forecast tide is 6.23 metres Chart Datum (3.18 mAOD) at Littlehampton. For 1 hour either side of high water, Mill Lane, Sidlesham will flood, making access temporarily more difficult. Tuesday and Wednesday evening's tides will be a little higher again and further minor flooding is expected over those high waters. We continue to monitor the forecast. If you have it, please install flood protection 1 hour before high tide. Avoid driving on Mill Lane at high tide. We will update this message by 17:00 on 11/02/2020


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 15:08
English Channel
Tuesday's early morning tide at 00:45 on 11/02/2020 is higher than normal due to high tides and Force 8 winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.38 m. The total forecast tide is 6.38 metres Chart Datum (3.33 mAOD) at Littlehampton. For 1 hour either side of high water, Mill Lane, Sidlesham will flood, making access temporarily more difficult. There are high tides and large waves forecast until Thursday 13/02/2020. Tuesday's tide at 12:45 will be lower, but could still cause minor impacts. We continue to monitor the forecast. If you have it, please install flood protection 1 hour before high tide. Avoid driving on Mill Lane at high tide. We will update this message by 17:00 on 10/02/2020 with information of the high tide at 12:45 on 11/02/2020


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2020 16:44
English Channel
Monday afternoon's tide at 12:00 on 10/02/2020 is higher than normal due to Storm Ciara which brings strong Force 7 westerly winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.5 m. The total forecast tide is 6.42 metres Chart Datum (3.37 mAOD) at Littlehampton. For 1 hour either side of high water Mill Lane, Sidlesham will flood, making access temporarily more difficult. Strong winds and large waves are expected from 08:00 on Sunday 9/2/2020 as Storm Ciara passes across the South East. There is a risk of minor flooding from spray. High tides, large waves and the risk of flooding will remain similar until Thursday 13/2/2020. We continue to monitor the forecast. If you have it, please install flood protection 1 hour before high tide. Avoid driving on Mill Lane at high tide. We will update this message by 19:00 on 10/02/2020 in advance of the next high tide at 00:45 on 11/02/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Nov 2019 16:13
English Channel
Wednesday morning's tide at 11:30 on 27/11/2019 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather. With strong South Westerly Force 7 winds associated with ex tropical storm Sebastien. The weather increases tide table values by 0.39 m. The total forecast tide is 6.50 metres Chart Datum (3.45 mAOD) at Littlehampton. For 1 hour either side of high water, Mill Lane, Sidlesham will flood, making access temporarily more difficult. Wave heights will increase Wednesday evening (27/11/2019), but tide heights and flood risk will gradually reduce for the rest of the week. We continue to monitor the forecast. If you have it, please install flood protection 1 hour before high tide. Avoid driving on Mill Lane at high tide. We will update this message by 18:00 on 27/11/2019


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 16:02
English Channel
Tuesday afternoon's tide at 14:00 on 1/10/2019 will be similar to that experienced Monday lunchtime (30/9/2019). The tide is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong South Westerly Force 6 winds. The weather increases tide table values Tuesday by 0.21 m (surge). The forecast tide is 6.15 metres Chart Datum (3.41 mAOD) at Littlehampton. For an hour either side of high water localised disruption to access along Mill Lane Sidlesham should be expected, with water approaching properties. Tuesday morning's tide (6.07 mCD 01:30 1/10/2019) will also generate minor impacts in Sidlesham. From Tuesday evening tides will return to more normal levels and the risk of flooding becomes much less likely. We continue to monitor tide levels and forecasts and update our messages. Flood protection products should be installed prior to high tide if you have them. Stormy seas are dangerous, be careful if visiting the sea front. We will remove this message by 18:00 on 1/10/2019


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 15:39
English Channel
Sunday's evening tide will be 10cm lower than Sunday midday. Monday afternoon's tide at 13:15 on 30/09/2019 will be similar to that experienced Sunday lunchtime (29/9/2019). The tide is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with light South Westerly Force 4 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.17 m (surge). The forecast tide is 6.46 metres Chart Datum (3.41 mAOD) at Littlehampton. For an hour either side of high water, localised disruption to access along Mill Lane, Sidlesham should be expected, with water approaching properties. Tuesday (1/10/2019) lunchtime's tide is forecast to be similar in height and impacts as Sunday (29/9/2019) lunchtime, with overnight tides 10cm lower. We continue to monitor tide levels and forecasts and update our messages. Flood protection products should be installed prior to high tide if you have them. Stormy seas are dangerous, be careful if visiting the sea front. We will update this message by 16:00 on 30/09/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 16:01
English Channel
Sunday afternoon's tide at 12:30 on 29/09/2019 will be higher than normal due to unsettled weather, with strong South Westerly Force 6 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.24 m (surge). The forecast tide is 6.49 metres Chart Datum (3.44 mAOD) at Littlehampton. For an hour either side of high water, localised disruption to access along Mill Lane, Sidlesham should be expected, with water approaching properties. Tuesday (1/10/2019) lunchtime's tide is forecast to be similar in height and impact to Sunday (29/9/2019) lunchtime, with tides in between 10cm lower. We continue to monitor tide levels and forecasts and update our messages. Flood protection products should be installed prior to high tide if you have them, to help reduce the impacts over the high water period. Stormy seas are dangerous, be careful if visiting the Selsey to Elmer sea front. We will update this message by 16:00 on 29/09/2019.


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