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Tidal surge

b.mercer 3:48pm, 5 December 2013
I won't pretend I am not worried about the high tide tonight. They are saying 1.5 mt surge on top of a 5.70 high tide. One of our big spring tides. The warning at West Mersea is very high risk and they are evacuating Jaywick just up the coast . Moondog is going to be very close to floating so I have hung car tyres around as giant fenders and am hoping for the best.
busy home [deleted] 5 years ago
Glad Carries in the Marina and others in shed!!
rothwell_neil 5 years ago
Blowing a hoolie up here, took the sails and dodgers off last weekend. Mike who bought Emily was doing the same. Glad we did as 70kn forecast for last night.
Mike A1 5 years ago
The Harwich tide gauge apps.hha.co.uk/mis/Sensors/HarwichLevel.aspx currently has 2.18m surge and it's still 3 hours to high water. Amare is high enough that it won't be a problem but I think there will be a lot of worried boat owners tonight. Fingers crossed for everyone...
b.mercer 5 years ago
So far so good. It ended up 2 feet below the 1953 mark thanks to the surge coming an hour before high tide. But boats have moved on their cradles in some areas , hopefully not Moondog. Will check after high tide and my repairmen have gone.
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