The Environment Agency issued the alert shown below at 1500 yesterday for the early morning and early afternoon tides today, Thursday 13th February. During this past night the tide was higher than predicted in the flood warning, reaching 5.3m on the Woolston Tide Gauge. With heavy rain during the night, there was some flooding across Priory Road near the Public Hard. It is possible that this afternoon’s tide might be slightly higher again.
Flood Alert in force: Southampton Water and Hamble.
Flooding is possible for: Coast around Southampton Water including Calshot, Lepe and the Hamble Estuary. Be prepared.
The early Thursday morning tide at 01:36 and 03:33 on 13/02/2020, may cause minor impact flooding, similar to the impacts described below. Thursday afternoon’s tide at 13:47 and 15:39 on 13/02/2020 is also higher than normal, due to unsettled weather with strong Westerly Force 5 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.51 m. The total forecast tide is 5.11 metres Chart Datum (2.37 mAOD) at Southampton, although it is possible that the tide may come in a little higher than forecast. For 1 hour either side of high water, very minor impact flooding will affect; the lower floor level of Eling Tide Mill and boat yards at Bursledon. Road and car park flooding will occur at The Quay Hamble, Rising Sun Pub Warsash, Magazine Lane at Marchwood, Shore Road and Promenade, Hythe. After this tide, no further impacts are expected. We continue to monitor the forecast. Plan driving routes to avoid roads listed above.