Tuesday flood alerts for Christchurch Harbour and Beaulieu estuary
FLOOD alerts have been issued for areas of Christchurch and Beaulieu today (Tuesday).
The Environment agency has warned that a high tide at 10.30am will see flood risk at Christchurch Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon. Staff have closed flood gates and have been checking defences, and will continue to monitor levels. A spokesperson also warned there may be further alerts from the area tomorrow.
In Beaulieu, the tides at 11.42am and 1.36pm will be higher than normal, with strong northerly force-five winds. The tide may flood into the garden of the mill house on the downstream side of the Mill Pond, and some shallow flooding could affect Palace Lane, making road access to the village temporarily more difficult. Following the afternoon tide‚ levels will reduce and no further alerts are expected.