Flood Alert: Midday Tide 18th February 2022

The following Flood Alert was issued by the Environment Agency at 15:16 on 17th February 2022. The total forecast tide is 5.37m :

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

Friday morning’s tide at 11:54 on 18/02/2022 and 14:08 on 18/02/2022 is higher than normal due to Storm Eunice, which brings Severe Gale Force 9 South Westerly winds. The weather increases tide table values by 0.8 m. The total forecast tide is 5.37 metres Chart Datum (2.63 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 could come close to flooding. Road and car park flooding is expected at Ashlett Creek, Calshot Activity Centre, Hythe sea front, Promenade, Shore Road and High Street (Hythe); 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. Please keep away from the sea front at high tide. Strong winds can carry and throw debris.

You can view this Flood Alert at https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/target-area/065WAC151 . Note that recently the tidal surge levels for Portsmouth have been underestimated by about 20cm so there is a possibility that the water level may be higher than forecast in the Flood Alert.