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Habebty
07-12-11, 09:37
Low pressure and high winds may, and I say may, conspire to produce a storm surge Friday on the East Coast.
Keep an eye on the Scandinavian low and wind direction.

Gladys
07-12-11, 13:02
NTSLF is predicting no more than about 0.6m at Felixstowe Friday morning. As it's only just off neaps, (HW Felixstowe is 3.5m at 1038) shouldn't be a big issue....

Habebty
08-12-11, 09:45
Now updated to 1.4m at Felixstowe and 1.6m at Wells.

Wind direction may keep this down though.

you may need to register to see the link.

http://www.pol.ac.uk/ntslf/protect/plots/sadata_surge.php?code=LOFT

Lodesman77
08-12-11, 14:50
Useful link, thanks

MoodySabre
09-12-11, 10:48
Well the tide in the Thames is currently more than a metre over predicted tidal guages here. (http://www.pla.co.uk/hydrographics/index.cfm)

Good job it's neaps :eek:

willfinch36
09-12-11, 11:03
The Strand is flooded....

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa201/willfinch36/386711_10150433434277875_670387874_8573425_1331501 985_n.jpg

Brent Goose
09-12-11, 11:08
This mornings HW at Harwich appears to have topped out at 4.8m with a surge of just over 1.1m, tonight's tide is marginally higher!

OR4751
09-12-11, 11:22
Good job it's neaps :eek:


The Strand is flooded....

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa201/willfinch36/386711_10150433434277875_670387874_8573425_1331501 985_n.jpg

:eek::eek:

Leighb
09-12-11, 12:34
It is interesting to look at the tide curve on the HHA website. Although the tide is now falling the surge is increasing, now 1.36m, it is a good job the peak of the surge did not co-incide with HW here.

I don't understand the timing of surges relative to the progression of HW , but might the peak surge and HW co-incide further South?

Thanks for the picture Will.

It is being announced on Suffolk Radio that the Strand is flooded and closed.

Phoenix of Hamble
09-12-11, 12:58
closed?.... darn.... are they giving any indications on reopening times?

Brent Goose
09-12-11, 13:02
More people needing rescuing from thier cars @ West Mersea http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/west_mersea_four_cars_stranded_by_tidal_waters_1_1 149963

MoodySabre
09-12-11, 13:12
I expect one was Tillergirl - he hasn't got a clue about tides :p

OR4751
09-12-11, 13:53
closed?.... darn.... are they giving any indications on reopening times?

How about LW? :D:p

LW Fri 16H33
Sat 04H57 & 17H12

Habebty
09-12-11, 13:57
bit late but there you go

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for The Suffolk Coast at Southwold.
Flooding is possible.
The forecast high water is due at 8:30 pm on 9 Dec 2011.
Reference Port: Lowestoft
The predicted astronomical tide level is 00.94 m AODN.
The forecast surge height is 00.76 m.
The forecast tide level is 1.70 m AODN.
The forecast wind direction is West North West.
The forecast wind strength is force 6.
Low lying land and roads will be affected first.
This warning is in force until 10:30 pm.

Jan Harber
09-12-11, 15:59
Here are some pix taken around midday which was around HW at Orford Quay, with harbourmaster Philip leaving his office by dinghy. The other two pix were taken just after HW at Snape Bridge shortly before 2pm this afternoon.
The highest prediction for this week's springs is not in fact until Tuesday and that is not as high as last month's.
Orford Quay
Philip
Snape Bridge
Snape Bridge Cygnet

tillergirl
09-12-11, 16:38
I expect one was Tillergirl - he hasn't got a clue about tides :p

'bout right. Tried to get (a) to the chandlery and (b) off the island.

(a) road under water
(b) road under water:D

Went home again. Not sure anyone got caught on the Strood today despite rumours to the contrary. They were cleared away pretty quick if they were. Local paper covered the 'guy on the roof' on the last set of tides and by most accounts it seems he got what he deserved! Ironic that when it's that high, the Lifeboatmen are also cut off from their wellies in the Lifeboatshed.

Estimate is that it was a metre and a half over prediction here. Supposed to be 4.53m and looked more like 6m!

By the way, there is a sunken ex-naval pinnance by the Nass Beacon in the middle of the channel! Lot of head scratching going on about its removal. Apparantly had an eventful journey down from Heybridge Basin - hit Osea Road, engine failed, sunk. Was going to be someones houseboat!

Gladys
12-12-11, 12:39
NTSLF is predicting no more than about 0.6m at Felixstowe Friday morning. As it's only just off neaps, (HW Felixstowe is 3.5m at 1038) shouldn't be a big issue....

I'll get me coat then....

willfinch36
12-12-11, 12:41
I'll get me coat then....

Don't forget to shut the door on your way out!

tillergirl
12-12-11, 13:07
I was wrong about no vehicles getting stuck. Local paper says there were three stuck.

Gladys
12-12-11, 13:30
I was wrong about no vehicles getting stuck. Local paper says there were three stuck.

When I eventually crossed the Strood at 1240 (HW 1109), there were two white vans, and Stroodcam had another one right in the middle from about 1000 ish....

Brent Goose
28-12-11, 17:18
Somebody pulled the plug at LW this morning (Thames Coastguard had broadcast warnings of a negative tidal surge), good job the marina was dredged in October :eek:

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss86/simon14b/Photo0063.jpg

Leighb
29-12-11, 10:56
Interesting photo Simon.

Did the passing ship contribute to the low level? I have often seen in the past the water being sucked out as they go by near to LW, and then come surging back again.

It has quite often caused consternation on the dinghy slipway.

Brent Goose
29-12-11, 11:24
The ship 'took' 6 inches or so off the water level but there was still a considerable amount of anti-foul showing and a list to starboard beforehand. While the tide was very low I am rather concerned that this a symptom of the basin silting up given we only dredged two months back.

Personnaly I try and avoid berthing or casting off while a ship is transiting (especially so near low water) and would have thought the dinghy fleet would learnt a similar lesson by now.

Leighb
29-12-11, 12:31
The ship 'took' 6 inches or so off the water level but there was still a considerable amount of anti-foul showing and a list to starboard beforehand. While the tide was very low I am rather concerned that this a symptom of the basin silting up given we only dredged two months back.

Personnaly I try and avoid berthing or casting off while a ship is transiting (especially so near low water) and would have thought the dinghy fleet would learnt a similar lesson by now.

The regular dinghy sailors are well aware, it is generally the occasional user or visitor who gets caught out. I have seen a Mirror dinghy on it's trolley swept right off the hard by the return wave. :eek:

Lazy Kipper
29-12-11, 14:04
Somebody pulled the plug at LW this morning (Thames Coastguard had broadcast warnings of a negative tidal surge), good job the marina was dredged in October :eek:

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss86/simon14b/Photo0063.jpg

Love the name of the yacht on the left ;)

willfinch36
29-12-11, 14:05
Love the name of the yacht on the left ;)

I wonder who's that might be....

Lazy Kipper
29-12-11, 16:34
I wonder who's that might be....

Apologies Will, no intended intended, how could I with the boat name we have...