"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Canvey Island Weather

Canvey Island (area 18.45 km² - 7.12 mi²; pop. 38,170) is a civil parish and reclaimed island in the Thames estuary in England. It is separated from the mainland of south Essex by a network of creeks. Lying only just above sea level it is prone to flooding at exceptional tides, but has nevertheless been inhabited since the Roman invasion of Britain.

The island was mainly agricultural land until the 20th century when it became the fastest growing seaside resort in Britain between 1911 and 1951. The North Sea flood of 1953 devastated the island costing the lives of 58 islanders, and led to the temporary evacuation of the 13,000 residents. Canvey is consequently protected by modern sea defences comprising 2 miles (3.2 km) of concrete sea walls.

Canvey is also notable for its relationship to the petrochemical industry. The island was the site of the first delivery in the world of liquefied natural gas by container ship, and later became the subject of an influential assessment on the risks to a population living within the vicinity of petrochemical shipping and storage facilities.

Local authority: Essex County Council

OS Grid Reference: TQ793828

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Weather

Forecast for the next five days

Tuesday
21 August


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 23°C
(feels like 23°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
SSE
Pressure 1020
Humidity 68%
UV Index
Air Quality

Wednesday
22 August


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 24°C
(feels like 23°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
WSW
Pressure 1017
Humidity 58%
UV Index
Air Quality

Thursday
23 August


Chance of rain 16%
Max temp. 21°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
WNW
Pressure 1013
Humidity 66%
UV Index
Air Quality

Friday
24 August


Chance of rain 17%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
W
Pressure 1015
Humidity 47%
UV Index
Air Quality

Saturday
25 August


Chance of rain 39%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
WNW
Pressure 1008
Humidity 61%
UV Index
Air Quality

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