Flood Alert Info - Lower Adur

Area Description

The Lower Adur and tributaries from Henfield to Shoreham-by-Sea.
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


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2020 17:09
Adur
Both of Friday’s tides at 01:30 and 13:45 13/3/2020, at Shoreham, will be lower than those of Thursday and Wednesday, by at least 20cm. There should be fewer flood impacts than recent days. Minor flood impacts could still affect fields, rural roads and gardens, including water in fields in Bramber, possibly reaching to gardens of riverside properties for 3 hours after the high tide times stated in this message. From Saturday 14/3/2020, we should see smaller wave heights, lower tides and only minimal risk of flooding. A separate flood alert is in force for Shoreham Harbour, which details impacts expected there. Avoid walking through flood water at Beeding Bridge as it may conceal hidden hazards. We continue to monitor the forecast. This message will be updated by 19:00 13/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2020 07:52
Adur
Thursday's tide at 13:00 on 12/03/2020 in Shoreham, is forecast to be very similar to that seen Wednesday lunchtime (6.96 metres Chart Datum, 3.69 mAOD). Flood impacts are also expected to be similar. For 3 hours after high tide (between 13:00 and 16:00 on 12/3/2020), water levels in the Lower Adur will remain high. At Upper Beeding the river will be close to the top of the river bank. There may be a small amount of water in fields in Bramber, possibly reaching to gardens of riverside properties. Water levels Friday should be 20cm lower, with flood risk becoming very low from Saturday 14/3/2020. A separate flood alert is in force for Shoreham Harbour, which details impacts expected there. Avoid walking through flood water at Beeding Bridge as it may conceal hidden hazards. We continue to monitor the forecast. This message will be updated by 20:00 12/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2020 15:53
Adur
Thursday's tide at 00:45 on 12/03/2020, in Shoreham is forecast to be about five centimetres lower than that of Wednesday (6.86 metres Chart Datum, 3.59 mAOD). Flood impacts should be slightly reduced. For 3 hours after high tide (between 00:45 and 03:45 12/3/2020), water levels in the Lower Adur will remain high. At Upper Beeding the river will be close to the top of the river bank. There may be a small amount of water in fields in Bramber, possibly reaching to gardens of riverside properties. The water level will also be very similar from 13:00 Thursday 12/3/2020, but maybe 10cm higher. Flood risk should reduce from the weekend. A separate flood alert is in force for Shoreham Harbour, which details impacts expected there. Avoid walking through flood water at Beeding Bridge as it may conceal hidden hazards. We continue to monitor the forecast. This message will be updated by 09:30 12/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2020 08:20
Adur
Wednesday's tide at 12:15 on 11/03/2020 in Shoreham is forecast to be 6.93 metres Chart Datum (3.66 mAOD), which is 5cm higher than that of Tuesday night. For 3 hours after high tide (between 12:15 and 15:15 11/3/2020), water levels in the Lower Adur will remain high. At Upper Beeding the river will be close to the top of the river bank. There may be a small amount of water in fields in Bramber, possibly reaching to gardens of riverside properties. The water level will be very similar from 13:00 Thursday 12/3/2020, but slightly lower Wednesday evening. Similar flood impacts should be expected until the end of the week, with flood risk reducing from Friday. A separate flood alert is in force for Shoreham Harbour, which details impacts expected there. Avoid walking through flood water at Beeding Bridge as it may conceal hidden hazards. We continue to monitor the forecast. This message will be updated by 16:30 11/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 13:14
Adur
Wednesday's early morning tide at 00:00 on 11/03/2020 in Shoreham is forecast to be 6.90 metres Chart Datum (3.63 mAOD), which is 30cm higher than that of Tuesday lunchtime (10/3/2020). For 3 hours after high tide (between 00:00 and 03:00 11/3/2020), water levels in the Lower Adur will remain high. At Upper Beeding, the river will be close to the top of the river bank. There may be a small amount of water in fields in Bramber, possibly reaching to gardens of riverside properties. The water level will be very similar from 12:30 11/3/2020, and following each high tide until Friday 13/3/2020. Similar flood impacts should be expected until the end of the week. A separate flood alert is in force for Shoreham Harbour, which details impacts expected there. Avoid walking through flood water at Beeding Bridge as it may conceal hidden hazards. We continue to monitor the forecast. This message will be updated by 09:30 11/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 17:16
Adur
The Lower Adur is predicted to rise Monday night, as a result of a high tide at Shoreham, and to a similar height as seen Monday afternoon. Between 00:30 and 04:30 11/2/2020, water levels will be close to the tops of the banks through Upper Beeding. It is possible minor flood impacts could affect fields, gardens and isolated properties along Riverside on the Eastern Bank of the River Adur and the Street on the Western Bank of the River Adur. A separate flood alert is in force for Shoreham. Subsequent tides should be slightly lower, and with less flow from the Upper Adur the flood risk should reduce, but not by much. And with further rain forecast for Thursday, flood risk could soon return. Please plan to avoid walking near to the river, or driving on routes vulnerable to flooding, and install flood protection products before high tide, if you have them. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. This message will be updated by 12:00 11/2/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 07:22
Adur
The Lower Adur is predicted to rise today, as a result of Sunday’s rain and a high tide at Shoreham. Between 12:00 and 16:00 10/2/2020, water levels will be close to the tops of the banks through Upper Beeding. It is possible minor flood impacts could affect fields, gardens and isolated properties along Riverside on the Eastern Bank of the River Adur and the Street on the Western Bank of the River Adur. A separate flood alert is in force for Shoreham. Monday night’s tide (10/2/2020) will be of similar height and similar impacts could be experienced again. Tuesday night’s tide is also predicted to be high, but flows from the Upper Adur and flood risk should reduce slightly during Tuesday 11/2/2020. Please plan to avoid walking near to the river, or driving on routes vulnerable to flooding, and install flood protection products before high tide, if you have them. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. This message will be updated by 18:00 10/2/2020.