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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