The new sea defences will protect the town from coastal flooding for many years and are adapted for future sea level rise.  But other features of the coast may change, as coastal erosion, increased sea levels and storms become more frequent in the future.

As the climate gets warmer, many scientists expect more extreme weather events.  We need to be better prepared for:

  • Heavy and prolonged downpours
  • Cold snaps or heatwaves
  • Storms, possibly with high tides and storm surges

The coast is continually changing because of erosion, deposition and rising sea levels.  By 2100, mean sea level in Margate and Cliftonville is expected to be 39-49 cm higher than it was in 1990 (source: UK Climate Impacts Programme).


How can you prepare for flooding and heavy rain?

Find out if your home or business is at risk of flooding by looking at the CC2150 flood risk map of Margate and Cliftonville.  These are based on Environment Agency data up to April 2013.

To find the latest information on flood risk, contact the Environment Agency to view their flood risk maps, and find out how to prepare and how to report a flood.

We want your ideas:

  • While the new sea defences protect the town, how will the rest of the coast change with sea-level and coastal erosion?

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