The Essex coast from Clacton to and including, St Peters Flat and the Colne and Blackwater estuaries

Flood alert

This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to coastal roads and footpaths between 1:00pm and 4:00pm on Saturday 19 September 2020. Tides may be higher than usual but the forecast is for calm conditions with only small waves at the seafront. Clacton Promenade, Lee-over-Sands and Brightlingsea sea front may see some wave overtopping and spray. The Strood at Mersea Island, Coast Road and car parks on the front at West Mersea, and the Hythe and Promenade at Maldon may be flooded. The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level at Clacton of 2.81 mAODN at 2:00pm today which is 0.03m below tide tables, wind Force 5, East North Easterly. (mAODN is height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables). You are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reissue this message for any subsequent tides if required.

Information supplied by the Environment Agency

This information last updated 10:19am, Saturday 19th September.

Flood Warning Area Details

The Essex coast from Clacton to St Peters Flat, including Jaywick, Brightlingsea, Mersea Island, Heybridge, Maldon and the Colne and Blackwater estuaries

Region: Anglian

Counties covered: Essex

Watercourses covered: North Sea

Area covered by this alert location

The area bounded in blue on the map shows the area covered by flood alerts and warnings for The Essex coast from Clacton to and including, St Peters Flat and the Colne and Blackwater estuaries.

Icons on the map show nearby level monitoring stations. They are not necessarily related to this particular flood warning area.

Note: the area shown on the map is the area covered by flood alerts and warnings. It is not a live map of current flooding. The area covered broadly equates to the area where the fisk of flooding in any year is greater than 1% (the "hundred year" flood risk).

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The tidal River Colne upstream of the Colne Barrier
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The Essex coast at West Mersea, including The Strood and surrounding marshland
The Essex coast at West Mersea, including The Strood and surrounding marshland from the Colne Barrier to Abbotts Hall Farm

No current or recent warnings.

The Essex coast at East Mersea
The marshland around East Mersea, including the land bordering Pyefleet Channel, Brightlingsea Reach and the Mersea Flats

No current or recent warnings.

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Salcott cum Virley, and surrounding marshland

No current or recent warnings.

Tollesbury and adjacent marshland
The area of Tollesbury from Salcott Channel, including Old Hall Creek and adjacent marshland towards Goldhangar

No current or recent warnings.

Maldon Town waterfront and the Hythe
Maldon Town waterfront from Anchorage Hill, including Chandlers Quay, The Hythe, Promenade Park and Blackwater Leisure Centre

No current or recent warnings.

The south bank of the Blackwater estuary in Essex
The south bank of the Blackwater estuary from Maylandsea to St Peters Flat, including Osea Island

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The Blackwater estuary from Maldon to Maylandsea
The south bank of the Blackwater estuary from Maldon to Maylandsea, including Northey Island

No current or recent warnings.

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