Monday, 8 February 2016

Flood alert

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for East Coast of Dorset.

Flooding is possible for Castletown, Weymouth, Preston Beach, Swanage Bay, Studland Bay, Sandbanks, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth Beach, Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Harbour this evening.

Low lying coastal land and roads will be affected first.

Be prepared.

The flood alert for the East Coast of Dorset will remain in force overnight, as a precaution, following Storm Imogen. The time of the high tides along the coast are Preston Beach 19:00; Swanage 20:45; Poole Harbour 21:15; Christchurch Harbour 21:13. Waves will continue to affect the open coast, although easterly facing coasts will be more sheltered. The forecast wind strength is force 6 to 8. The wind direction is westerly.

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