A FRESH flood warning has been issued for this afternoon's tide and rain forecast.

Tuesday afternoon's tide at 1pm was higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong South Easterly Force 7 winds.

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The weather increases tide table values by 0.52m.

The total forecast tide is 4.90m Chart Datum (2.31 mAOD) at Cowes.

For one hour either side of high water, flooding will affect sea front roads, esplanades and car parks across the Island.

Water will be high up slipways in Cowes, affecting Medina Road and the Floating Bridge.

In East Cowes, sea water forced up through drains may cause minor impacts to the road at Albany Road.

The ferry terminal car park at Yarmouth will also flood, the warning says.

At 1.46am on Wednesday, the tide may be of a similar magnitude.

At Medina Road, near the Floating Bridge, the tide may rise to be approximately 0.1m below the top of front door steps.

As a precautionary measure, it is recommended that flood protection is installed at Medina Road and Bridge Road at Yarmouth, one hour before high tide.

The next update will be by 7pm tonight (Tuesday).