Christchurch Coast at Christchurch


Latest Tidal Level: 0.898m

Current level recorded at 4:00pm, Monday 28th November GMT

Change from previous measurement: -0.050m
(recorded at 11:30am, Monday 28th November GMT)

Important! The levels for this location are measured relative to sea level, not relative to the riverbed. The levels shown here do not, therefore, necessarily represent the actual depth of the water.

This is a tidal level, measured from mean sea level rather than from the river bed. It can, therefore, be negative, and does not give any indication of water depth. Tidal levels are not necessarily updated frequently, and may not reflect tidal movements throughout the day.

The usual range of the Christchurch Coast at Christchurch is between -0.26m and 1.19m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the Christchurch Coast at Christchurch over the past 12 months has been between -0.41m and 1.43m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the Christchurch Coast at Christchurch is 1.99m, reached on Monday 26th June 2000 at 8:30pm.

Note that this data may not take account of recent measurements, as we wait until a level has been verified by the Environment Agency before adding it to our records.

  • Monitoring Station: Christchurch
  • Watercourse: Christchurch Coast
  • Nearest Town/Village: Christchurch
  • Local Authority: Christchurch
  • Ceremonial County: Dorset
  • Coordinates: 50°43'49"N 1°46'24"W (50.730338,-1.773396)
  • OS Grid: SZ160923 (416089,92327)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR 55J.2GZ
  • Mapcode (Global): FRA 7754.WFD
  • Open Location Code: 9C2WP6JG+4J
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO90cr75
  • Environment Agency Location ID: 43106
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: 43106-level-tidal_level-i-15_min-mAOD
  • Operational Area: Hampshire Avon Estuary
  • Catchment Area: South West Transitional & Coastal
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Avon and Stour
  • Environment Agency Region: South West
  • Level Datum: Above Ordnance Datum (AOD)

Nearby Monitoring Locations

Nearby Flood Warning Locations

Dorset coast at Christchurch
Areas situated behind the defences at Christchurch

No current or recent warnings.

Christchurch Harbour
Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon

Recent warnings no longer in force.

Christchurch Harbour Side
Areas in close proximity to Christchurch Harbour including Mudeford, Stanpit, the Quomps and Wick areas

No current or recent warnings.

Lower Stour from Longham to Christchurch
Parley, Corfe Mullen, Hampreston, Ferndown, Throop, Hurn, Bournemouth and Christchurch

No current or recent warnings.

Lower Avon at Christchurch
Bridge Street, Stoney Lane and Monkswell Gardens in Purewell

No current or recent warnings.

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Past Week

Long Term

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