The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for the Isle of Wight coast as Gale Force 8, Southerly winds and large waves are set to batter the Island.
Wednesday’s early morning tide at 02:07 is expected to be higher than normal due to the stormy weather, which increases tide table values by 0.69 m. The total forecast tide is 4.89 metres Chart Datum (2.30 mAOD) at Cowes.
For 1 hour either side of high water, flooding of seafront roads, esplanades and car parks is expected, especially on the exposed coast. Water levels will be high in Cowes, affecting the High Street, Medina Road, near the floating bridge and Sea Street at Newport. In East Cowes, seawater forced up through drains will impact the road at Albany Road, York Avenue and Castle Street.
Heavy rainfall may also increase flood impacts inroads.
After this tide‚ no further impacts are expected.
Flood protection should be installed near the floating bridge and at Well Road in East Cowes 1 hour before high tide.