"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

Sunday
25 February


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -4°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
E
Pressure 1029
Humidity 57%
UV Index
Air Quality

Monday
26 February


Chance of rain 55%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -5°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
ENE
Pressure 1031
Humidity 54%
UV Index
Air Quality

Tuesday
27 February


Chance of rain 55%
Max temp. 1°C
(feels like -4°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
ENE
Pressure 1023
Humidity 65%
UV Index
Air Quality

Wednesday
28 February


Chance of rain 61%
Max temp. -0°C
(feels like -6°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
E
Pressure 1019
Humidity 56%
UV Index
Air Quality

Thursday
1 March


Chance of rain 56%
Max temp. 0°C
(feels like -8°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 13mph.
E
Pressure 1005
Humidity 61%
UV Index
Air Quality

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