High tide hits quay

By Ross Findon

Friday, December 14, 2012


High tide hits quay

Newport Quay which was hit by flooding after high tides. Picture by Sara Bryce.

UPDATED 17:10*

HIGH tides led to flooding at Newport Quay today (Friday).

Water rose so high it lapped over the quayside, with ducks left swimming on the pavement, however the nearby Quay Arts centre escaped flooding.

High tide was shortly before noon and water levels will drop this afternoon.

The Isle of Wight Council had warned the Cowes floating bridge could be affected this lunchtime, however the service operated as normal. The council said there could still be disruption this weekend.

It was not just Newport that experienced high tides.

In Ryde water crashed over the Esplanade, but the conditions were not enough to deter some hardy surfers as captured in the pictures below by Helen Vrba.

*In Shanklin the waves left a trail of destroyed deckchairs that were smashed to pieces and left strewn across the sand.

Deckchairs strewn over Shanklin beach

Deckchairs strewn over Shanklin beach. Picture by Chris Brown.

Damage at Shanklin rowing club

Damage at Shanklin rowing club. Picture by Chris Brown.

Surfing at Ryde Pier

Surfing west of Ryde Pier at high tide. Picture by Helen Vrba.

Surfing at Ryde Pier

Surfers west of Ryde Pier at high tide. Picture by Helen Vrba.

High tide at Ryde

High tide at Ryde harbour. Picture by Helen Vrba.

High tide at Ryde

High tide at Ryde harbour. Picture by Helen Vrba.

Flooding at Newport Quay

Flooding outside The Bargeman's Rest. Picture by Sara Bryce.

Flooding at Newport Quay

Flooding at Newport Quay. Picture by Sara Bryce.

Reporter: ross.findon@iwcp.co.uk


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by Martin Heath

16th December 2012, at 04:50:33

One fine day nature will just wash it all away and we can start again. Properly. :-)

I'm thinking some boat owners missed out on a Golden opportunity to get their boats back into the water on the cheap.

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by alan naylor

15th December 2012, at 14:38:38

Dear Jake have you ever considered that by building a bridge as to what you have to offer the people of the mainland who will have to pay for it and properly a toll fee to cross it becaues all I hear is facility closers and traffic jams and many accomadation toilets down the hotel hallway not to mention public conveinences closed and I wait your kind reply

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by ian armstrong

15th December 2012, at 09:18:19

Jake- cheers for the humour, I needed a change from the usual nimby's!! By the way, on the subject of global warming/you-can't-put-that-here etc., d'you remember a couple of years ago there was an article in the CP about the 'hot air harvesting plant' planned for county hall? Well I've just received info on a plan for a similar plant planned for the area known as Cowes Roads in the Solent. It's a combination of wave turbines to drive pumps that collect waste hot air from news website comment pages. In essence it's going to collect all the negative stuff and stir it up a bit. For more info visit www.stirupthenimbys.iw.co.uk

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by Mike Crowe

14th December 2012, at 16:34:06

We must make sure that they take this into account when they design and build the bridge, don't want that flooding do we? Hope the design isn't too far advanced not to consider this.

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by Jake Gully

14th December 2012, at 16:07:49

Then of course there's the great Global Warming debate..

Light blue touch paper and retire...

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by Jacqueline Chambers

14th December 2012, at 16:06:31


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by Jake Gully

14th December 2012, at 16:02:33


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by phil cooper

14th December 2012, at 14:03:19

Maybe the rain and the moon?

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by Stephen Elliott

14th December 2012, at 13:54:22

Newport harbour commission for not sand bagging and raising sea defences. Is who I blame, burn them at the stake I say...wickerman

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by Peter Lewis

14th December 2012, at 13:43:25

and mainlanders.....

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