UPDATE: High tide flood outcome at Bosham and Itchenor

HIGH tide at Bosham and Itchenor at 1pm today (October 17) has passed without any major incidents.

This morning the Environment Agency issued a flood warning for the Bosham and Itchenor areas, however the harbour master at Itchenor reported there had been no significant problems.

Richard Craven said: “Over here it’s not too bad. The water was substantially higher than originally predicted. It was 5.78m at the tide gate instead of 5.1m.

“It’s not caused any particular problems though. This is the biggest tide and it should only get smaller.”

Meanwhile in Bosham, chairman of the parish council John Dean had been out to have a look at the area, and said that there didn’t seem to be too much flooding.

However he added houses near the sea had been affected by the high tide, and the end of Bosham Lane was also partially flooded.

Vehicles from the Environment Agency, Sussex Police and West Sussex Fire and Rescue were all in Bosham to monitor the situation, but the 1pm high tide seems to have passed without any major incidents being reported so far.