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Summary of Highest Tides, Putney, 2020

This page is a quick guide to this year's highest tides in Putney. Parts of the roadway on Putney Embankement are often flooded, as the main flood defence is along the building line, leaving the road unprotected. Flooding of property, as distinct from front gardens and the roadway, is not normally expected. A flood alert or warning would be issued if property was threatened.

This year, as well as the usual "London Bridge" tide heights, I have included the predicted height in metres Above Ordnance Datum (mAOD) at Putney Embankment which enables a comparison with local land heights. For more information about AOD heights, see the AOD page.

Below are three tables:
- Table 1 shows the dates on which some flooding of the road is likely (predicted tide level of at least 3.9 mAOD on Putney Embankment).
- Table 2 gives more details of the highest tides (predicted level of at least 4.3 mAOD) when more extensive flooding of the roadway can be expected. Tides predicted to reach at least 4.5 mAOD are shown in bold.
- Table 3 lists the known AOD land heights on or near Putney Embankment.

For full tide tables, listing all high and low tides for the year, click one of these links:

  Putney Bridge annual tide-table 2019

  Putney Bridge annual tide-table 2020


Table 1: Dates in 2020 on which some flooding of Putney Embankment is likely

Month Dates
January 11-15; 24-25
February 9-15; 27
March 9-15; 26-28
April 6-13; 24-27
May 6-12; 23-26
June 4-10; 22-25
July 4-8; 22-25
August 3-7; 19-24
September 1-6; 17-23
October 1-6; 16-21; 31
November 1-4; 14-19
December 2-3; 13-18

Table 2: Details of highest tides when extensive flooding of Putney Embankment is likely

The table below lists all the tides on Putney Embankment up to December 2020 that are predicted to be 4.3m AOD or higher. Tide times are for the peak of the tide at Putney Bridge (at the downstream end of Putney Embankment) in local clock time - GMT or BST according to season. These times and heights are predictions only, and in practice may be influenced by actual river flow and the weather.

Date/time at Putney Embankment
(2020)
Tide height
(LB*)
Tide height
(AOD*)
*   LB predicted height at London Bridge in metres above chart datum
  AOD predicted height at Putney Embankment in metres Above Ordnance Datum
  Tue 11 Feb 2020    16:02  7.44.3
  Wed 12 Feb 2020    16:46  7.34.3
  Tue 10 Mar 2020    14:58  7.44.3
  Wed 11 Mar 2020    15:41  7.54.4
  Thu 12 Mar 2020    03:53  7.44.4
  Thu 12 Mar 2020    16:24  7.54.4
  Fri 13 Mar 2020    04:35  7.44.4
  Fri 13 Mar 2020    17:06  7.34.3
  Sat 14 Mar 2020    05:17  7.24.3
  Wed 8 Apr 2020    15:33  7.44.3
  Thu 9 Apr 2020    03:46  7.34.3
  Thu 9 Apr 2020    16:17  7.54.4
  Fri 10 Apr 2020    04:29  7.54.5
  Fri 10 Apr 2020    16:58  7.54.4
  Sat 11 Apr 2020    05:12  7.54.6
  Sat 11 Apr 2020    17:40  7.34.3
  Sun 12 Apr 2020    05:56  7.34.4
  Fri 8 May 2020    03:23  7.34.3
  Fri 8 May 2020    15:53  7.44.3
  Sat 9 May 2020    04:08  7.44.4
  Sat 9 May 2020    16:36  7.44.3
  Sun 10 May 2020    04:53  7.44.5
  Mon 11 May 2020    05:39  7.34.3
  Fri 21 Aug 2020    04:42  7.34.3
  Sat 22 Aug 2020    05:24  7.34.3
  Sat 22 Aug 2020    17:34  7.24.3
  Sun 23 Aug 2020    06:07  7.24.3
  Sat 19 Sep 2020    04:17  7.54.4
  Sat 19 Sep 2020    16:29  7.44.4
  Sun 20 Sep 2020    04:59  7.54.5
  Sun 20 Sep 2020    17:10  7.44.5
  Mon 21 Sep 2020    05:41  7.44.4
  Mon 21 Sep 2020    17:52  7.34.5
  Tue 22 Sep 2020    18:36  7.14.3
  Sat 17 Oct 2020    03:07  7.44.3
  Sat 17 Oct 2020    15:20  7.44.3
  Sun 18 Oct 2020    03:51  7.54.4
  Sun 18 Oct 2020    16:03  7.54.5
  Mon 19 Oct 2020    04:34  7.54.4
  Mon 19 Oct 2020    16:47  7.54.6
  Tue 20 Oct 2020    05:16  7.44.4
  Tue 20 Oct 2020    17:32  7.44.6
  Wed 21 Oct 2020    18:18  7.24.3
  Sun 15 Nov 2020    13:56  7.34.3
  Mon 16 Nov 2020    02:27  7.44.3
  Mon 16 Nov 2020    14:43  7.54.4
  Tue 17 Nov 2020    03:11  7.44.3
  Tue 17 Nov 2020    15:29  7.54.5
  Wed 18 Nov 2020    16:17  7.44.4
  Tue 15 Dec 2020    14:31  7.24.3
  Wed 16 Dec 2020    15:19  7.34.3


Table 3: Known AOD land heights on or near Putney Embankment
Locations are in the middle of the carriageway on Putney Embankment unless otherwise noted. The order is upstream from Putney Bridge.
o/s = outside

mAOD  Location
5.1  Junction with Thames Place (corner of Star & Garter Mansions)
4.3  50m upstream of Duke's Head (o/s garage door)
4.2  Junction with Glendarvon Street (o/s no.4 Embankment)
3.9  o/s Dulwich College Boat House
3.9  o/s Imperial College Boat Club
4.1  North-west of Festing Road junction, o/s Leader's Gardens
4.3  o/s cafĂ© in Leader's Gardens
4.7  Junction with Ashlone Road (shortly before Beverley Brook)
4.6  On towpath, o/s 5th Putney Sea Scouts hut
4.6  On towpath, 100m upstream of 5th Putney Sea Scouts hut
4.3  On towpath, o/s Barn Elms Boat House

© 2020 Richard Jennings


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