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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

Saturday
17 November


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
E
Pressure 1027
Humidity 73%
UV Index
Air Quality

Sunday
18 November


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
E
Pressure 1029
Humidity 66%
UV Index
Air Quality

Monday
19 November


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
E
Pressure 1023
Humidity 69%
UV Index
Air Quality

Tuesday
20 November


Chance of rain 55%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
ENE
Pressure 1016
Humidity 73%
UV Index
Air Quality

Wednesday
21 November


Chance of rain 55%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
ENE
Pressure 1013
Humidity 78%
UV Index
Air Quality

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