Alert Update: 4th Jan 2018

The Environment Agency updated the Flood Alert at 1730 yesterday (3rd January 2018). I’ve emphasised the part that refers to St Denys! Note that the forecast water level is 10cm higher than that forecast for yesterday.

Flood Alert in force: Southampton Water.

Flooding is possible for: coast around Southampton Water including Calshot and Lepe.

Be prepared.

Tomorrow lunchtime the tide will be similar to the one experienced at lunchtime today. Water levels will be high at the boat yards at Bursledon and it may come close to lower floor level at Eling Tide Mill. Property protection products could be installed in St Denys as a precaution.  Forecast tide levels are decreasing after tomorrow lunchtime so this Flood Alert will be removed by 18:00 on 04/01/2018.

Time and date of first high water  12:11 on 04/01/2018
Time and date of second high water 14:29 on 04/01/2018
Predicted astronomical tide level  2.04 mAOD or 4.78 mCD
Forecast surge height 0.46 m
Forecast high water level at Southampton 2.50 mAOD or 5.24 mCD
Forecast wind direction Westerly
Forecast wind strength is  Force 7

To check the latest information for your area

* Visit the GOV.UK website to see the current flood warnings, view river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast:

* Or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial code: 216019 .

* Follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter.

* Tune into weather, news and travel bulletins on local television and radio.

What you should consider doing now

* Monitor local water levels and weather conditions.

* Get ready to act on your flood plan if you have one.

* Move your car or other vehicles to higher ground, if it is safe to do so.

* Prepare a flood kit of essential items including a torch with spare batteries, mobile phone and charger, warm clothes, home insurance documents, water, food, first aid kit and any prescription medicines or baby care items you may need.

* Check that you know how to turn off your gas, electricity and water mains supplies.

* In rural locations, farmers should consider moving livestock and equipment away from areas likely to flood.

* Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. 30 cm of fast-flowing water can move a car and 6 inches can knock an adult off their feet.

* Flood water is dangerous and may be polluted. Wash your hands thoroughly if you’ve been in contact with it.