High tide on the River Ouse at Lewes

High tide at the River Ouse at Lewes
High tide at the River Ouse at Lewes
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Water levels rose up the banks of the River Ouse at Lewes this lunchtime (Monday November 4) as the highest tide of the year arrived.

The Environment Agency issued a flood alert as river levels were high and continuing to rise as a result of overnight rainfall and this morning’s high tide.

High tide at the River Ouse at Lewes

High tide at the River Ouse at Lewes

Levels are expected to remain high for the next few hours.

The agency warned low lying areas upstream of Lewes were most likely to be affected should flooding occur.