FLOOD ALERT ISSUED FOR THE ISLE OF WIGHT OVERNIGHT INTO TUESDAY

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The Environment Agency has issued yet another flood alert for the Isle of Wight – this time for midnight tonight (Monday) into Tuesday morning

Tuesday’s very early morning tide at 00:09 will be higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong Westerly Force 6 winds and large waves. The weather increases tide table values by 0.39 m. The total forecast tide is 4.81 metres Chart Datum (2.22 mAOD) at Cowes.

Islanders are being warned that for 1 hour either side of high water, waves will cause spray overtopping across the exposed coast at Freshwater Bay, Sandown, Shanklin, Gurnard and Ryde. The tide will also be high in Cowes, at Medina Road, near the floating bridge.

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Minor impact flooding of seafront car parks, roads and esplanades is expected across the Island.

At Medina Road in Cowes and Well Road in East Cowes, as a precautionary measure, it is recommended that flood protection is instaled 1 hour before high tide.

Tomorrow’s tide around midday is expected to also have an impact.

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