Flood Alert: 11th March 2020

The Environment Agency has issued the following Flood Alert at 1410 on 10th March 2020:


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.

Wednesday morning’s tide at 11:53 on 11/03/2020 and 14:12 on 11/03/2020 is higher than normal, due to unsettled weather with strong South Westerly Force 6 winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.24 m. The total forecast tide is 5.20 metres Chart Datum (2.46 mAOD) at Southampton. 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. At Testwood, the tide may come close to property situated nearest the estuary. On Thursday 12/03/2020 at 12:36 the tide level will be a little lower, but minor impact flooding may also occur. We continue to monitor the forecast. Avoid parking in low lying coastal car parks and plan driving routes to avoid the roads listed in this message.

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:
    https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/target-area/065WAC151
  • 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.