Essex Coast at Colne Barrier

 

Latest Tidal Level: 1.628m

Current level recorded at 8:30am, Monday 19th November GMT

Change from previous measurement: -0.231m
(recorded at 8:30pm, Sunday 18th November GMT)

Levels in tidal waters are measured from mean sea level, not from the river bed. They can, therefore, be negative, and do not give any indication of water depth. Tidal levels are not necessarily updated frequently, and may not reflect tidal movements throughout the day.

The normal level of the Essex Coast at Colne Barrier in average weather conditions is between -0.69m and 3.05m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

The usual range of the Essex Coast at Colne Barrier in more extreme weather conditions is between -0.65m and 2.93m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The highest level ever recorded at the Essex Coast at Colne Barrier is 4.00m, reached on Thursday 1st January 1970 at 1:00am.

  • Monitoring Station: Colne Barrier
  • Environment Agency Location ID: E24323
  • Watercourse: Essex Coast
  • Operational Area: Essex TraC
  • Catchment Area: Anglian Transitional & Coastal
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Essex Rivers Group
  • Environment Agency Region: Anglian
  • Nearest Town/Village: Wivenhoe
  • Local Authority: Colchester
  • Ceremonial County: Essex

Nearby Monitoring Locations

Nearby Flood Warning Locations

West Mersea, the Strood and adjacent marshland
West Mersea, the Strood and adjacent marshland

No current or recent warnings.

The tidal River Colne from Brightlingsea to Wivenhoe
The tidal River Colne from Brightlingsea to the Colne Barrier at Wivenhoe

No current or recent warnings.

The Essex coast from Clacton to and including, St Peters Flat and the Colne and Blackwater estuaries
The Essex coast from Clacton to St Peters Flat, including Jaywick, Brightlingsea, Mersea Island, Heybridge, Maldon and the Colne and Blackwater estuaries

No current or recent warnings.

The tidal River Colne upstream of the Colne Barrier
The tidal River Colne upstream of the Colne Barrier at Wivenhoe, including the Roman River at Fingringhoe and Colchester

No current or recent warnings.

The marshland around East Mersea
The marshland around East Mersea, including the land bordering Pyefleet Channel, Brightlingsea Reach and the Mersea Flats

No current or recent warnings.

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Past Week

Long Term

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