Flood Alert Info - Coastal areas of Rustington to Shoreham

Area Description

Coastal areas of Rustington to Shoreham fort including Ferring, Worthing, Lancing and Shoreham Beach.
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 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 2 hours either side of high water, spray overtopping will affect footpaths and esplanades including Marine Drive at Ferring, West and Marine Parade, Worthing and West Beach and Shoreham Beach, Shoreham. Shingle and ponded water could affect the A259 near Brooklands. 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 and may inspect the beach condition. Avoid walking along the sea front over high tide, shingle can be contained, carried and thrown in spray. We will update this message by 17:00 on 11/02/2020


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 15:09
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 2 hours either side of high water, spray overtopping will affect footpaths and esplanades including Marine Drive at Ferring, West and Marine Parade, Worthing and West Beach and Shoreham Beach, Shoreham. Shingle and ponded water could affect the A259 near Brooklands. There are high tides and large waves forecast until Thursday 13/02/2020. Thursday's early morning tide could be similar to recent days. Tuesday's tide at 12:45 will be lower, but could still cause minor impacts. 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 17:09
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. Strong winds and large waves are expected from 08:00 on Sunday 09/02/2020 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 13/02/2020. We continue to monitor the forecast. We may inspect the condition of the beach at low tide. Stormy seas are dangerous. Avoid walking along the sea front over high tide, shingle can be contained, carried and thrown in larger waves and spray. 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 14 Jan 2020 14:06
English Channel
Wednesday's early morning tide at 02:00 on 15/01/2020 is higher than normal due to unsettled weather with Gale Force 8 Southerly winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.45 m. The total forecast tide is 6.28 metres Chart Datum (3.23 mAOD) at Littlehampton. For 2 hours either side of high water, spray overtopping will affect footpaths and esplanades including Marine Drive at Ferring, West and Marine Parade, Worthing and West Beach and Shoreham Beach, Shoreham. Shingle and ponded water could affect the A259 near Brooklands. After this tide‚ wave heights and tide levels fall considerably and no further impacts are expected. We continue to monitor the forecast. We may inspect the condition of the beach at low tide. Stormy seas are dangerous. Avoid walking along the sea front over high tide, shingle can be contained, carried and thrown in larger waves and spray. We will remove this message by 13:00 on 15/01/2020