Flood Alert 14/15th Jan. 2020

The Environment Agency issued the following Flood Alert at 1250 on 14th January…

Flood Alert in force: Southampton Water and Hamble.

Flooding is possible for: Coast around Southampton Water including Calshot, Lepe and the Hamble Estuary.

Wednesdays early morning tides at 01:50 and 04:04 on 15/01/2020 is higher than normal due to Storm Brendan which brings Gale Force 8 Southerly winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.69 m. The total forecast tide is 5.29 metres Chart Datum (2.55 mAOD) at Southampton. For 1 hour either side of high water, the lower floor of Eling Tide Mill and Eling Lane will flood. At Testwood, property nearest the estuary may come close to flooding. Road and car park flooding will occur at Ashlett Creek, Calshot Activity Centre, Hythe sea front, Promenade, Shore Road and High Street; Magazine Lane (Marchwood), Woodmill Lane, Priory Road, St Denys, Quay and Rope Walk (Hamble), Shore Road (Warsash), outbuildings at Fawley Refinery, boat yards at Bursledon and Swanwick. After this tide‚ no further impacts are expected. We continue to monitor the forecast.  At Priory Road, residents may wish to install flood protection.

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